Revue : Environmental Conservation

Global economy interacts with climate change to jeopardize species conservation: the case of the greater flamingo in the Mediterranean and West Africa
Auteurs : 
BECHET A., RENDON-MARTOS M., RENDON M.A., AGUILAR AMAT J., JONHSON A.R. & GAUTHIER-CLERC M.
 
Résumé :
The conservation of many species depends on sustainable economic activities which shape their habitats. The economic use of these anthropogenic habitats may change quickly due to world trade globalization, market reorientations, price volatility or shifts in subsidy policies (Gauthier et al. 2005; Gottschalk et al. 2007). Recently, the finance crisis has impacted economy worldwide. How this may have affected the use of habitats beneficial to biodiversity has not been documented so far. However, consequences could be particularly acute for species sensitive to climate change while jeopardizing long-term conservation efforts. We illustrate this concern using the case of the greater flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus in the Mediterranean and West Africa.
 
Référence complète bibliographique :
BECHET A., RENDON-MARTOS M., RENDON M.A., AGUILAR AMAT J., JONHSON A.R. & GAUTHIER-CLERC M., 2011. Global economy interacts with climate change to jeopardize species conservation: the case of the greater flamingo in the Mediterranean and West Africa. Environ Conserv 2011 online first