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Article: Gulf of Mexico oil blowout increases risks to globally threatened species

TitleGulf of Mexico oil blowout increases risks to globally threatened species
Authors
KeywordsGulf of mexico
Oil spill
Threatened species
Aves
Mammalia
Issue Date2011
PublisherUniversity of California Press.
Citation
BioScience, 2011, v. 61 n. 5, p. 393-397 How to Cite?
AbstractFourteen marine species in the Gulf of Mexico are protected by the US Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. As the British Petroleum oil spill recovery and remediation proceed, species internationally recognized as having an elevated risk of extinction should also receive priority for protection and restoration efforts, whether or not they have specific legal protection. Forty additional marine species-unprotected by any federal laws-occur in the Gulf and are listed as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List. The Red List assessment process scientifically evaluates species' global status and is therefore a key mechanism for transboundary impact assessments and for coordinating international conservation action. Environmental impact assessments conducted for future offshore oil and gas development should incorporate available data on globally threatened species, including species on the IUCN Red List. This consideration is particularly important because US Natural Resource Damage Assessments may not account for injury to highly migratory, globally threatened species. © 2011 by American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174100
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorCampagna, C-
dc.contributor.authorShort, FT-
dc.contributor.authorPolidoro, BA-
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, R-
dc.contributor.authorCollette, BB-
dc.contributor.authorPilcher, NJ-
dc.contributor.authorSadovy de Mitcheson, Y-
dc.contributor.authorStuart, SN-
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, KE-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-15T07:16:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-15T07:16:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationBioScience, 2011, v. 61 n. 5, p. 393-397-
dc.identifier.issn0006-3568-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174100-
dc.description.abstractFourteen marine species in the Gulf of Mexico are protected by the US Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. As the British Petroleum oil spill recovery and remediation proceed, species internationally recognized as having an elevated risk of extinction should also receive priority for protection and restoration efforts, whether or not they have specific legal protection. Forty additional marine species-unprotected by any federal laws-occur in the Gulf and are listed as threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Red List. The Red List assessment process scientifically evaluates species' global status and is therefore a key mechanism for transboundary impact assessments and for coordinating international conservation action. Environmental impact assessments conducted for future offshore oil and gas development should incorporate available data on globally threatened species, including species on the IUCN Red List. This consideration is particularly important because US Natural Resource Damage Assessments may not account for injury to highly migratory, globally threatened species. © 2011 by American Institute of Biological Sciences. All rights reserved.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherUniversity of California Press.-
dc.relation.ispartofBioScience-
dc.rightsPublished as BioScience, 2011, v. 61 n. 5, p. 393-397. © 2011 by the American Institute of Biological Sciences. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center.-
dc.subjectGulf of mexico-
dc.subjectOil spill-
dc.subjectThreatened species-
dc.subjectAves-
dc.subjectMammalia-
dc.titleGulf of Mexico oil blowout increases risks to globally threatened speciesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailSadovy de Mitcheson, Y: yjsadovy@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1525/bio.2011.61.5.8-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-79956064223-
dc.identifier.hkuros211180-
dc.identifier.volume61-
dc.identifier.issue5-
dc.identifier.spage393-
dc.identifier.epage397-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000290555200008-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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