TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF BIODIVERSITY MAINTENANCE
Concepts: Many conservation area systems, including that of the Denver Metro Area, were developed in a somewhat ad hoc fashion for purposes such as preservation of natural wonders, outdoor recreation, and maintenance of timber, livestock, water, and military resources. Large, rapidly increasing losses of natural biodiversity in the last half of the 20th century now require that existing and future conservation area systems be developed and designed to maintain biodiversity, as well as provide other important resources. The new science of Conservation Biology, together with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and additional recently developed technologies, provides the scientific basis for accomplishing this.
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