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A Short Introduction to Tropical Land- and Seascapes and Their Wildlife Conservation Management

  • Falk HuettmannAffiliated withEWHALE Lab, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Email author 
  • , Moritz S. SchmidAffiliated withDépartement de biologie et Québec-Océan, Takuvik Joint International Laboratory, Université Laval

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Abstract

The tropics eternally fascinate us. But tropical land- and seascapes mean many things for many people. For some, they can be a great home, a wonderful holiday, and a study site, while for others they constitute a miserable life (with an average daily income of less than US$ 4) in a life-threatening habitat. It is not an overstatement to say that in the tropics , one can die easily. To the rest of the world, however, the tropics still represent a land of opportunity (a “lebensraum”).

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Tropics Wildlife Conservation Sustainability Bottom billion