Geodiversity meets Biodiversity: A landscape approach for biogeocultural conservation and governance in Mediterranean central Chile

HERMANN FERNANDO MANRIQUEZ TIRADO, Pablo Mansilla, Rodrigo Figueroa-Sterquel, Andrés Moreira-Muñoz

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Abstract

Biodiversity has gained huge importance as a fundamental concept for environmental conservation, yet the physical support of biodiversity (e. g., soils, landforms and geological units, recognized as geodiversity) remains little observed within the scientific community. At the same time, advances in effective biodiversity conservation in critical hotspots, as in Central Chile, are limited due to the lack of public lands, direct impacts on biodiversity like urban sprawl and wildfires, and the weakness of governance approaches for effective conservation planning. Here we discuss possibilities for improving bio(geo)cultural conservation in Mediterranean Central Chile through a landscape approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalEco.mont
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Biogeocultural conservation
  • Biosphere reserves
  • Ecosystem resilience
  • Geoheritage
  • Landscape conservation
  • Natural monuments

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