Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services by Shin-ichi Nakano, Tetsukazu Yahara, Tohru Nakashizuka

By Shin-ichi Nakano, Tetsukazu Yahara, Tohru Nakashizuka

This quantity examines the subject of neighborhood biodiversity conservation within the Asia-Pacific zone, essentially the most swiftly altering components on the planet. With a spotlight on aquatic structures, this publication bargains perception at the country of neighborhood biodiversity, demanding situations in administration and conservation of biodiversity, and newly built tools for tracking biodiversity. additionally, as the carrier supplied by way of an environment for people is interlinked with conservation, the ultimate half is devoted to comparing the socioeconomic point of atmosphere providers, with designated connection with neighborhood biodiversity. In impression, all contributions supply info that's helpful for potent conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This paintings will curiosity all stakeholders in biodiversity conservation, together with coverage makers, NPOs, NGOs, environment-related industries, and biodiversity researchers, not just within the Asia-Pacific zone, but in addition around the whole globe.

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Effects of the Gezhouba dam on fish diversity are exemplified by the Acipenseriformes. There are two sturgeons (Chinese sturgeon A. sinensis and Dabry’s sturgeon A. dabryanus) and one paddlefish (Chinese paddlefish P. gladius) in the Yangtze River. Spawning migrations of the anadromous Chinese sturgeon were blocked by the Gezhouba Dam. The abundance of the species has greatly declined, despite the re-established spawning habitat below the Gezhouba Dam (Wei et al. 1997). Recent evidence suggests that P.

Higher during the opening phase. Moreover, salinity in the estuary significantly declined, but significantly increased in the river during the opening phase (Jutagate et al. 2010). , and Mystus gulio contributed more to the catches in the freshwater area. However, none freshwater fish species was common in the estuarine/marine area (Jutagate et al. 2010, 2011). Meanwhile, the performance of the fish ladder at the dam site is poor due to the inappropriate design, which few species can utilize the ladder to move between the two systems (Rattanavinitkul et al.

Huang and J. Li Fig. 2 The Jinsha (upper Yangtze) River in China showing the location of 13 dams planned or under construction above the Three Gorges Dam (TGD) and Gezhouba Dam (see inset). The original boundaries of the Upper Yangtze Rare and Endemic Fishes Reserve, adjacent to Chong). The reserve contains the only known breeding site of qing municipality, are shown ( P. gladius (Dudgeon 2011). 1 Xiaonanhai, 2 Xiangjiaba, 3 Xiluodu, 4 Baihetan, 5 Wudongde, 6 Guanyinyan, 7 Ludila, 8 Longkaikou, 9 Jin’anqiao, 10 Ahia, 11 Liyuan, 12 Liangjiaren, and 13 Hutiaoxia (Cite from Dudgeon 2011) River Rare and Endemic Fishes Reserve (Fig.

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