Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1641/B580309
Title: Hope for threatened tropical biodiversity: Lessons from the Philippines
Authors: Posa, M.R.C. 
Diesmos, A.C.
Sodhi, N.S. 
Brooks, T.M.
Keywords: Biodiversity
Conservation
Indicators
Philippines
Southeast Asia
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Citation: Posa, M.R.C., Diesmos, A.C., Sodhi, N.S., Brooks, T.M. (2008-03). Hope for threatened tropical biodiversity: Lessons from the Philippines. BioScience 58 (3) : 231-240. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1641/B580309
Abstract: The Philippines is a megabiodiversity country, but it is also often seen as a country of ecological ruin whose biodiversity is on the verge of collapse. Decades of environmental neglect have pushed ecosystems to their limit, often with deadly repercussions for the human population. Is conservation in the Philippines a lost cause? We review current conservation efforts in the Philippines, considering the actions of academics, field researchers, local communities, nongovernmental organizations, the government, and other sectors of society. Remarkably, however precarious the present situation may seem, there have been some recent positive gains and signs of hope. Although there is no room for complacency, we conclude that the diversity of available indicators suggests that conservation in the Philippines, against many odds, shows signs of success, and thus deserves greater attention and increased investment. © 2008 American Institute of Biological Sciences.
Source Title: BioScience
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/100841
ISSN: 00063568
DOI: 10.1641/B580309
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

38
checked on Jun 19, 2018

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

33
checked on Jun 19, 2018

Page view(s)

97
checked on Jun 8, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.