Identification of Key Species for Conservation and Socio-Economic Development

Proceedings of a Workshop

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The worldwide conservation effort has often been focused on a few key species which have a core function either ecologically or socioeconomically. These species, scientists believe are important for the long term survival of Homo Sapiens. To develop the concept of key species a technical workshop was held in Trinidad and Tobago. The objective was to equate diverse views on what are key species and how to identify and conserve them in the context of current socioeconomic development. The first part of this book gives a complete report of the proceedings of the workshop. The second part contains the results of the first attempts by five member countries of the Commonwealth to identify key species in their respective countries based on the concepts given in the first part.



Appendix D: Trinidad and Tobago: Status Report on Key Animal Species

The Interim Technical Committee on Biological Diversity and Genetic Resources decided at its meeting of 17 July 1990 to initiate one of its objectives by compiling a status report on key species of animals for Trinidad and Tobago. A graduate student was hired for four months to collate the available information and conduct the necessary interviews forming the basis of the report. The format of the report is structured upon a questionnaire from the Commonwealth Science Council which refers to potentially valuable plants.


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