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Flagship Species – Flagship Problems: recovery of species at risk and the conservation of biodiversity in Canada

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This is an Introduction to a series of review articles, entitled Flagship Species – Flagship Problems, that identify, review, and address key problems, solutions, and contradictions linked to conservation and recovery of four iconic species at risk in Canada (polar bear, Ursus maritimus Phipps, 1774; Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua L., 1758; Piping Plover. Charadrius melodus Ord, 1824; caribou, Rangifer tarandus (L., 1758)), as well as one review article dealing with the more systemic impacts of habitat loss and degradation. The reviews are cast in the context of the broader challenge of maintaining and restoring biodiversity.

Document Type: Introduction


Affiliations: 1: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resouces, 136 Exhibition Street, Kentville, NS B4N 4E5, Canada. 2: Department of Biology, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada.

Publication date: May 1, 2011

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