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Term Conservation biology
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A multidisciplinary scientific discipline that arises in the late seventies in response to the crisis facing biodiversity worldwide. It addresses the problems of preserving genes, species, communities and ecosystems. It integrates, among many other things, data and scientific concepts of ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology, economics, and anthropology, seeking to find practical ways to conserve ecosystems and to promote the sustainable use of natural resources. It is based on three principles: evolutionary change, ecological dynamics and human presence.


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GraphicConservation Biology
Topic  BiodiversityEnvironmental educationProtected areasLegal and Institutional