IKBFU's Vestnik

2010 Issue №7

The system of conservation areas as the basis for biodiversity preservation in the south-eastern Baltic

Abstract

The practical solution for the most acute problems of biodiversity preservation in the region requires the restoration of the conservation area network. This article gives an assessment of the previous and perspective conservation area networks on the basis of landscape design experience and biological indicators.

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The revision of avifauna in the south-eastern Baltic (within the borders of the Kaliningrad region)

Abstract

This article compares the structure of avifauna within the present-day borders of the Kaliningrad region over the period from the end of 19th century to 2010. The author argues that the species turnover in nesting birds has accelerated and that immigration exceeds local mortality. The unification of regional avifauna is a part of the general process of biosphere homogenisation.

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