Navigation Links
So Paulo sets precedent for role of government intervention in ecological restoration projects
Date:8/26/2011

The role of national governments in ecological or environmental conservation remains contentious the world over. While scientists and campaigners alike often demand that governments regulate and encourage restoration projects; financial priorities and conflicts with land owners or corporations makes such interventions politically difficult.

However, as Restoration Ecology reports, Brazil is one of a handful of developing nations, alongside South Africa, Namibia, India, Costa Rica and Vietnam, where public policy and detailed legislation are being developed to promote, encourage and enforce terms for restoration and conservation projects.

The state government in So Paulo provides a test case and precedent for government intervention with legislation SMA 08-2008. The bill sets clear requirements for the minimum number of native tree species to be reached within a given period of time in restoration projects, and the precise proportion of functional groups or threatened species to be included when reforestation with native species is used as a restoration technique.

The legislation has received a mixed response among Brazilian restoration ecologists on the appropriateness of such detailed legal rules. For supporters, the rules help increase the chances that mandatory projects of ecological restoration will succeed.

However, opponents argue that there is no single way to achieve effective ecosystem restoration, and that the existing science is far from sufficient to establish standardized technical and methodological norms, or to justify that such norms be imposed.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ben Norman
Lifesciencenews@wiley.com
44-012-437-70375
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. New pollution radar developed to provide unprecedented picture of urban smog
2. Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games
3. Behavior of single protein observed in unprecedented detail by Stanford chemists
4. New tissue-hugging implant maps heart electrical activity in unprecedented detail
5. Forest epidemic is unprecedented phenomenon, still getting worse
6. Brown geologists show unprecedented warming in Lake Tanganyika
7. Twentieth-century warming in Lake Tanganyika is unprecedented
8. 20th-century warming in Lake Tanganyika is unprecedented
9. CSHL scientists show in unprecedented detail how cortical nerve cells form synapses with neighbors
10. Precedent-setting evidence of the benefits of biodiversity
11. VCU survey: US public supports genetic research, testing and government spending on research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... store four times more carbon than the atmosphere ... have a big effect on atmospheric greenhouse gas ... Nature Climate Change concludes that climate warming ... affect soil carbon storage, despite increases in ecosystem ... Forest Service Research Ecologist Dr. Christian Giardina, with ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Scientists often measure the effects of temperature on insects ... and abundance, but a Dartmouth study shows for the ... addition to temperature, ultimately limits how fast they grow. ... more about the overall environmental conditions that shape the ... lead author Lauren Culler , an Arctic postdoctoral ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... today that the Company has secured $21 million in ... used to expand the Company,s cancer immunotherapy pipeline and ... Yuan Capital led the round, with participation from Majuven ... Suma Venture and Harbinger Venture Capital. , Eureka ... antibodies engineered to mimic the functions of a T ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study helps assess impact of temperature on belowground soil decomposition 2Insects' fear limits boost from climate change, Dartmouth study shows 2
... in the Journal of Proteome Research, authored by ... GmbH, Rosetta Inpharmatics LLC, CXR Biosciences Ltd, the ... synergisms and enhanced analytic power of the combination ... proprietary microarray analysis methods of Genomatix Software GmbH., ...
... The Ohio State University have demonstrated that Target Region ... preserving the important genetic diversity of ornamental flower collections. ... the most popular flowers the world. So popular, in ... 3,000 varieties of geranium in their 2004 distribution catalogue. ...
... common dietary molecules found in legumes and bran ... radiation, researchers from the University of Maryland report. ... skin cells and a skin cancer-prone mouse from ... radiation found in sunlight, the team reported today ...
Cached Biology News:'TRAP' preserves genetic properties of popular geranium 2Antioxidants could provide all-purpose radiation protection 2Antioxidants could provide all-purpose radiation protection 3
(Date:9/23/2014)... Calif. , Sept. 23, 2014 ... in India devoted to genome-based research ... Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) is taking a bite out of ... cancer among males in India with ... storage solutions from DataDirect Networks (DDN). , To fuel ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... --  GenoSpace , a precision medicine software company that ... the broad use of genomic data in research and ... Phase I of a Fast Track Small Business Innovation ... (NIH) to enable enhanced data access and cohort construction ... During the past decade, the cost ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... September 23, 2014 Dr. Williams says, ... book on healthcare offers a three phase process that ... healthcare delivery system that would go far beyond anything ... regarding the delivery of healthcare.” , “Every effort to ... failed to provide discernable progress throughout that system because ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Patients who were treated with a statin ... were significantly more likely to survive than those who ... JAMA Neurology . This study was conducted by ... of cholesterol-lowering statins can improve survival in victims of ... or obstruction of a blood vessel that blocks blood ...
Breaking Biology Technology:National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) Deploys DataDirect Networks Storage to Achieve Significant Performance Improvement in World-Class Genomics Research and Collaboration for Oral Cancer 2National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) Deploys DataDirect Networks Storage to Achieve Significant Performance Improvement in World-Class Genomics Research and Collaboration for Oral Cancer 3National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) Deploys DataDirect Networks Storage to Achieve Significant Performance Improvement in World-Class Genomics Research and Collaboration for Oral Cancer 4National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) Deploys DataDirect Networks Storage to Achieve Significant Performance Improvement in World-Class Genomics Research and Collaboration for Oral Cancer 5GenoSpace Awarded Fast Track SBIR Grant to Enable Data Access and Cohort Construction for Biorepositories 2Dr. Ira Williams Offers the Healthcare Solution Necessary for Patient Safety Improvement 2Statin use during hospitalization for hemorrhagic stroke associated with improved survival 2
... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 23 Monogram,Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... CEO,and Chairman, is scheduled to present a corporate overview ... September 5, 2007,at 3:15 p.m. (Eastern Time) at the ... live audio broadcast or the subsequent archived,recording, log on ...
... (Nasdaq: KNDL ), a,leading, global full-service clinical ... 10th anniversary as a public company by,ringing the ... also marked the,anniversary with an Investor Day at ... and shareholders the company,s perspective on the,latest industry ...
... Initiative to Pursue Cures for Patients, ... controversial Human Cloning, WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 Today, a ... taxpayer funds,support cures for patients, without involving human cloning. ... statement on the new initiative, Cures Without Cloning. "I ...
Cached Biology Technology:Monogram Biosciences to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2007 2Kendle Marks 10th Anniversary as Public Company With NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony and Investor Day Event 2Kendle Marks 10th Anniversary as Public Company With NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony and Investor Day Event 3Kendle Marks 10th Anniversary as Public Company With NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony and Investor Day Event 4Kendle Marks 10th Anniversary as Public Company With NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony and Investor Day Event 5
... is the simplest, easiest-to-use system ever for ... handling capabilities,into their labs, or groups in ... applications on a separate instrument. Plate-handling is ... even when you have thousands of samples., ...
... Safe Deposit Service ECACC is able to accept ... cGMP for cryo-storage. The cell lines must be ... been produced in accordance with the requirements of ... freedom from mycoplasma, bacteria or fungi. What are ...
... provides cost effective cell culture services for ... antibodies. Quality at a reasonable price is ... research or commercial product, we strive toward ... as roller bottles, hollow fiber, and bioreactor ...
... Cell Bank Service The Human Genetic ... Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) immortalisation of human peripheral ... of lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). These cell ... and expandable source of genomic DNA and ...
Biology Products: