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Title: Protected areas: A focus on Brazilian freshwater biodiversity
Authors: Azevedo-Santos, Valter Monteiro de
Frederico, Renata Guimarães
Fagundes, Camila Kurzmann
dos Santos Pompeu, Paulo
Pelicice, Fernando Mayer
Padial, André Andrian
Nogueira, Marcos Gomes
Fearnside, Philip Martin
Lima, Luciano B.
Daga, Vanessa Salete
Oliveira, Fagner Junior M.
Simões Vitule, Jean Ricardo
Callisto, Marcos
Agostinho, A. A.
Esteves, Franscisco de Assis
Lima-Junior, D. P.
Magalhães, André Lincoln Barroso de
Sabino, José
Mormul, Roger Paulo
Grasel, Daniel
Zuanon, Jansen
Vilella, Fábio Silveira
Henry, Raoul
Keywords: Anthropogenic Effect
Aquatic Ecosystem
Conservation Management
Environmental Protection
Freshwater Ecosystem
Neotropical Region
Protected Area
Issue Date: 2019
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Diversity and Distributions
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 25, Número 3, Pags. 442-448
Abstract: Brazil has a variety of aquatic ecosystems and rich freshwater biodiversity, but these components have been constantly damaged by the expansion of unsustainable activities. An array of different conservation strategies is needed, especially the creation of protected areas (PAs, hereafter). However, Brazil's PAs are biased towards terrestrial ecosystems and we argue that current PAs have limited efficacy in the protection of freshwater biodiversity. New PAs should better consider aquatic environments, covering entire basins, rivers and other freshwater habitats. We recommend ways to implement these PAs and provide guidance to avoid social impacts. Freshwater systems in Brazil provide essential goods and services but these ecosystems are being rapidly degraded and will be lost if not adequately protected. © 2018 The Authors. Diversity and Distributions Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1111/ddi.12871
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