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dc.contributor.authorHermoso Lopez, Virgilio
dc.contributor.authorClavero, Miguel
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:50:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:50:34Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2011-09-05T06:47:31Z
dc.identifier.issn13231650
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/MF09300
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40610
dc.description.abstractMediterranean endemic freshwater fish are among the most threatened biota in the world. The Mediterranean basin has experienced substantial reductions in precipitation and water availability, which will worsen with climate change. Current water policy is directed to increase water-supply demands, especially for agriculture, and not to improve water-use efficiency and implement integrated and sustainable water management. Illegal extractions are common, exacerbating problems for important protected areas. Management is needed to mitigate the conflicts between environmental water and human demand, and ensure availability of water to maintain ecological processes and Mediterranean freshwater biodiversity. Water availability is not the only threat, although it is exacerbated by pollution and invasive species. The uneven spatial distribution of threats across the Mediterranean basin requires different strategies to conserve freshwater biodiversity. Implementation of multi-national laws (e.g. Water Framework Directive in the European Union) will help future management of freshwater ecosystems. Management actions must be planned at whole-catchment scales, with collaboration among different countries and water-management authorities. The current reserve area is small compared with other areas in the world and driven by terrestrial interests, and should be evaluated for its effectiveness to protect the Mediterranean freshwater biodiversity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom244
dc.relation.ispartofpageto254
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine and Freshwater Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume62
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060299
dc.titleThreatening processes and conservation management of endemic freshwater fish in the Mediterranean basin: a review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHermoso, Virgilio


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