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Title: Amazon aquatic biodiversity imperiled by oil spills
Authors: Azevedo-Santos, Valter Monteiro de
Garcia-Ayala, James Raul
Fearnside, Philip Martin
Esteves, Franscisco de Assis
Pelicice, Fernando Mayer
Laurance, William F.
Benine, Ricardo C.
Issue Date: 2016
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Biodiversity and Conservation
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 25, Número 13, Pags. 2831-2834
Abstract: Oil exploitation poses a significant threat to freshwater biodiversity, and future plans to develop petroleum leases in the Amazon Basin should be seem with caution. A series of oil spills have significantly affected biodiversity and human activities in some Amazonian basins, indicating that disturbances by petroleum activities will increase in the region, particularly in upper basins and river headwaters. Measures are needed to reduce the risk of spills and to minimize their impacts. More fundamentally, changes in decision making are needed that give proper weight to these impacts. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1192-9
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