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dc.contributor.authorHermoso Lopez, Virgilioen_US
dc.contributor.authorClavero, Miguelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:50:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:50:34Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-09-05T06:47:31Z
dc.identifier.issn13231650en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/MF09300en_AU
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom244en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto254en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMarine and Freshwater Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume62en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060299en_US
dc.titleThreatening processes and conservation management of endemic freshwater fish in the Mediterranean basin: a reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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