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CH 24 SUSTAINING AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY. I.Importance of Aquatic Biodiversity *3 most diverse areas: *Ecological/Economic Importance (intrinsic, instrumental)

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1 CH 24 SUSTAINING AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY

2 I.Importance of Aquatic Biodiversity *3 most diverse areas: *Ecological/Economic Importance (intrinsic, instrumental) II. Human Impacts 1.Species Loss. WHY? 2.Marine Habitat Loss 3.Freshwater Habitat Loss (Wetlands/Rivers)

3 4. Overfishing 5. Non-Natives 6. Pollution 7. Global Warming III. How to protect and sustain biodiversity Difficult b/c …… How to protect: E and T species, protected areas, ICM, manage fisheries, prevent pollution

4 Case Study-Whaling

5 Laws: 1.UN Law of the Seas-____________and EEZs 2._________________-1972 protects mammals 3.National Scenic Rivers Act US Safe Drinking water Act Solutions: Economic, quotas, laws, sustainable yeild, Individual transfer quotasetc…

6 Importance of Wetlands Mitigation banking- Exs Sewage Treatment-steps Howstuffworks "How Sewer and Septic Systems Work"


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