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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Sujetovienė, Gintarė;Žaltauskaitė, Jūratė;Dagiliūtė, Renata
Title: Biodiversity in Lithuania: achievements, challenges and policy
Is part of: International journal of environment and sustainable development. Geneva: Inderscience Enterprises, 2019, Vol. 18, iss. 1
Extent: p. 45-56
Date: 2019
Keywords: Governance;Biodiversity;Nature conservation
Abstract: Biodiversity is the key to the stability and productivity of natural systems. Preserving biodiversity is, therefore, one of the most important environmental issues for both developing and developed countries. The objective of the study is to reveal the main temporal trends of biodiversity and related indicators in Lithuania, a post-soviet country. The analysis focuses on the biodiversity and related indicators such as forest coverage, protected areas, red list, and administrative infringements in protected areas covering the period of the last two decades (1991-2014) after the reestablishment of independence which is considered a transition period. After the restoration of independence, the country became a participant in international law collaboration. Despite the relatively good situation in biodiversity conservation, loss and fragmentation of the habitats due to economic activities as well as infringements highly contribute to the current challenges. Public information and awareness are rising as well as strong political awareness is still needed
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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