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Unnatural selection : an analysis of the ecological representativeness of natural world heritage sites

Auteurs :
HAZEN, H.
ANTHAMATTEN, P.

Description :
This article assesses the biogeographic representativeness of natural World Heritage sites, identifying well-represented and underrepresented biomes and ecological realms. The analysis reveals that sites are not representative in biogeographic terms. However, the identification of an optimal definition of representation is a controversial challenge. Furthermore, the value of representativeness as a goal for a program geared toward protecting exceptional sites is questionable.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
The Professional geographer, issn : 0033-0124, 2007, vol. 59, n°. 2, p. 256-268, nombre de pages : 13, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 44 ref.

Date :
2007

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Cambridge, MA, Blackwell

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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