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Ministr of Environment, Czech Republic
President of Society for Conservation Biology


fisheries. Laboratory of Rangeland Ecology. Greece. Several accessions could be planted each in a distinct isolated site. Hélène. biodiversity (specific richness) for several taxonomic groups was determined for São Miguel island littoral areas. Control has been systematically implemented in multiple river catchments covering approximately 7000 km2. University of Murcia. Greece. IDENTIFICATION OF CORRIDORS AND LINKAGE ZONES FOR BROWN BEAR AS MITIGATION TO THE IMPACTS FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF E65 HIGHWAY IN CENTRAL GREECE Botelho. These sites could be islets near inhabited islands or insulated valleys. together with decision support towards an ecosystem conservation strategy. need forest patches suitable for shelter and rich in food resources that only high forests can provide. Chouvardas. This geographical remoteness will ensure the reproductive insulation needed for true to type breeding through cheap and natural pollination. Faculty of Biology. Field work provided database update. Christakis. Bourdeix. TURNING BACK THE TIDE OF AMERICAN MINK INVASION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITIES Bryce. Portugal. Maria Luz. sites and stakeholders. Laboratory of Rangeland Ecology. Andrea. Davies. Aristotle University. a native species severely impacted by American mink. Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetics Resources Biology Department of the University of the Azores. Costa. persist downstream to lowland areas. working from the headwaters where functioning metapopulations of water voles. Petros. Eleni. The project has capitalised on the convergent interests of diverse communities including scientists. Joly. Research Group. tourism) are particularly evident in islands where inland activities almost always have repercussions on coastal and marine environment. Greek Biotope / Wetland Centre. A guideline is established for definition of coastal and marine priority areas for conservation based on biodiversity evaluation criteria. This is because large mammals. also called a virtual collection. Urquhart.Biology Department of the University of the Azores. we discuss the criteria for an accession to be included in the networked collection: uniqueness of the germplasm. University of Aberdeen. University of Aberdeen. Calado. 209. Llinos. University of Aberdeen. Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetics Resources . Model’s input were land use types. Portugal Bousbouras. Ecology and Management of Coastal Marine Ecosystems. France. Roland. Jan. Luc. All intermediate strategies are thus conceivable. the main limiting factor of conservation is regeneration by using controlled pollination. Two catchments are now effectively mink free with substantial progress in the adjacent catchments. Brown bear was used as indicator species for the assessment of landscape connectivity that relied on the least cost analysis model. Based on the data available on ATLANTIS database for the Azores. each accession could be conserved at a distinct site. Helena. We describe how adaptive management has been successfully used in a large scale community-based American mink eradication project. University of Aberdeen. United Kingdom.ECCB 2009 ABSTRACTS OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS 206. as they disperse in the landscape. Engels. genetic representativeness. In this paper. improving species spatial distribution patterns resolution and enabling identification of the most sensitive and most threatened areas. Kakouros. Global Crop Diversity Trust. Lazaros. Ana. Angel. In the case of coconut. Portugal. Greece A highway under construction in between the mountain ranges of Pindos and Olympus-Pieria will reduce the connectivity of large mammals’ habitats between the two mountain ranges. Oliver. Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetics Resources . United Kingdom. Malaysia. United Kingdom. Cefe Cirad. genetic analysis of culled mink reveals that they travel >50 km during dispersal. Widespread volunteer involvement has been essential in achieving the vast spatial scale dictated by the high mobility of mink. sporting industries. United Kingdom 207. As a result actual and potential corridors and linkage zones that allow brown bear to shift between the two ranges were identified. Bioversity. COASTAL AND MARINE PRIORITY AREAS FOR CONSERVATION BASED ON BIODIVERSITY VALUATION: AZORES CASE STUDY 208. The implementation of a networked collection moves this system towards the involvement of more countries. Bioversity. University of Aberdeen. Dimitris. This new approach could lead to the disappearance of the classical delineation between in situ and ex situ conservation.Biology Department of the University of the Azores. arable land and grasslands. Aristotle University. ability to reproduce it true-to-typeness and policy considerations. Environmental Protection and Conservation Center. United Kingdom. George. Jamie. Ecosystem-based management considers the whole ecosystem as a functional entity where humans play a role and regards ecosystem functions’ management rather than considering one issue or resource by itself. settlements impact and road network. The large scale of the project reduces mink incursion in upland areas where the species most vulnerable to mink invasion persist. Integration of the biological and socio-economic information on GIS support assists zoning and enables a strong baseline for management decisions. 58 . Lampou. Spain. Italy A networked collection. Mitigation of this effect relies heavily on the preservation of the intermountain habitat connectivity. Georgiadis. Matthew. Rosalind. Greece. Guarino. Xavier. Italy. Helen. In the extreme application of this concept. conservation bodies and public stakeholders with 80% of monitoring now done by volunteers. is located at more than one site. Indeed.g. Department of Ecology and Hydrology. Laboratory of Rangeland Ecology. France. some conservation measures need to be taken to restrict and prevent these impacts caused by human and natural pressures. University of Aberdeen. Luigi. Dimitris. Cefe Cirad. The main land use types were coppice oak forests. where native biodiversity continues to be severely affected. This study combines this aspect in an integrated management strategy. with application of modelling analysis (coastal and marine ecosystems). Environmental Centre ARCTUROS. spans the genetic diversity of a given species (genepool) and gathers stakeholders having a mutual interest for conserving germplasm. Aristotle University. THE CONCEPT OF “NETWORKED COLLECTION” OR “VIRTUAL COLLECTION”: NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE CONSERVATION OF THE COCONUT PALM Eradication of invasive alien vertebrates has hitherto been restricted to islands and has rarely been achieved on a significant scale in mainland areas. Greece. The involvement of multiple stakeholders is essential in ensuring the long term sustainability of invasive species management in mainland areas. Baudouin. Pérez-Ruzafa. Environmental Centre ARCTUROS. Gray. Cirad. The global coconut conservation strategy (GCCS) is mainly based on ex situ conservation in five regional gene banks. United Kingdom. Consequently. Inversion of coppice forests to high forests was proposed for the long term functionality of the corridors and linkage zones. Greece. Evangelou. Lambin. Human activities on land and in the ocean impact on coastal and marine ecosystems (e. France.