BIOL-3324 Biologia de la Conservacion

This course teaches the basic concepts and principles of Conservation Biology. It initially reviews 1) what (levels and attributes of biological diversity) and 2) why it is to be preserved (environmental and ecological, economic, social and cultural values of biodiversity). Then, the indirect causes of biodiversity losses are identified (ej. fragmentation, tree felling, pollution, climate change, diseases and invasions), and the strategies and mechanisms to counteract them (preservation in situ, ex situ and sustainable use). Finally, topics beyond biology are addressed, including conventions, national and international treaties and protocols that support the preservation and the theory of sustainable development.



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