241 pages , Infobase Publishing , 2010-06-23 Examines the human use of Earth's natural resources and influence on its environment that have contributed to the need for sustainability, a concept that combines economic and social development with environmental protection.
The term megadiverse country refers to any one of a group of nations that harbor the majority of Earth's species and high numbers of endemic species. Conservation International identified 17 megadiverse countries in 1998. Many of them are located in, or partially in, tropical or subtropical regions.
Mega diversity means exhibiting great diversity. The main criteria for megadiverse countries is end...[Read More]