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1-10 of 26 for the Category : Zoological and the Subcategory : Fish


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Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is a term used to describe the variety of life and the interactions between living organisms.

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Biodiversity & the Sixth Extinction

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‘For each of the Big Five [extinctions] there are theories of what caused them, some are compelling, but none proven. For the sixth extinction, however, we do know the culprit. We are.’ – Leakey & Lewin (1995)

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Biological Pest Control

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Biological pest control is man's use of a specifically chosen living organism to control a particular pest. The chosen organism may be a predator, parasite or disease, which will attack the harmful insect.

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Bioremediation is the application of a biological treatment (mainly microbes) to clean hazardous contaminants in soil and surface or subsurface waters. These microorganisms can transform contaminants into less harmful forms.

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that was signed in Washington, DC on 3 March 1973, and came into force in 1975 after the 10th ratification.

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The concept of Eco-Logic refers to the logic and perspective that we gain once one we fully recognise and acknowledge the fact that we humans are not separate from the rest of nature - and that we are completely dependent on the Earth's eco-system

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Endangered & Threatened Species

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Red Data Books and Lists are IUCN (World Conservation Union), Species Survival Commission (SSC) products and were initiated in 1963 by Sir Peter Scott as a means of preventing extinction through an easily understood method of identifying, documen

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A natural part of the evolutionary process is extinction, where species disappear owing to changes in their living conditions, which they are unable to survive. In recent times, however, the rate of extinction has increased dramatically as a result o

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Fisheries - The Ecosystem Approach

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Ecosystem-based fisheries management is a relatively recent concept that has slowly taken formal shape over the past 30 years. In 1980 the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) became the first Regional Fishery

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