salvage the world's hotspots which are those places at
greatest risk and shelter the largest concentration of species
found nowhere else. Specifically these places include the
rainforests of Hawaii, the West Indies, Ecuador, Atlantic
Brazil, West Africa, Madagascar, the Philippines, Indo-Burma,
and India as well as the Mediterranean-climate scrublands of
South Africa, southwestern Australia and southern California.
Keep intact the
five remaining frontier forests. These include the Amazon
Basin and the Guianas; the Congo block of Central Africa; New
Guinea, the temperate conifer forests of Canada and Alaska
combined; and the temperate conifer forests of Russia, Finland
and Scandinavia combined.
Cease all logging
of old growth forests everywhere. Value should be placed in
forging international agreements such as the Montreal and
lakes and river systems which are the most threatened eco
systems of all.
the marine hotspots of the world. Most importantly are the
coral reefs which have been effected by over harvesting,
bleaching and poisoning. Some include the Maldives and parts
of the Caribbean and Philippines.
In order to make this strategy cost effective completely map
the worlds biological diversity. This means mapping out the
10% or more of undiscovered flowering plants, animals and
Produce a global
conservation strategy that maps out the planets terrestrial,
fresh water and marine ecosystems. This should include
tropical forests and coral reefs, also deserts and arctic tundra's.
profitable. Raise the income of those who live near the
reserve areas. Engage these people in ways to protect their
surrounding. Demonstrate to developing countries that
eco-tourism, bio-prospecting carbon credit trades of wild land
can yield more income than logging and agriculture of the same
land cleared and planted.
to produce new crops, livestock, cultivated food fish, farmed
timber, pharmaceuticals, and bioremedial bacteria.
restoration projects which restore themselves over time
essentially paying for themselves.
capacity of zoos and botanical gardens to breed endangered
produce population planning. Help guide humanity everywhere to
a smaller biomass, lighter footstep upon earth and more secure
and enjoyable future on the planet.
Decrease the use
of fossil fuels while increasing the use of natural fuels to
include alcohol and or biodiesel as a potential stepping
stone, and eventually using electricity as a main
transportation infrastructure enabler.