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Article: A fine-scale gap analysis of the existing protected area system in Hong Kong, China

TitleA fine-scale gap analysis of the existing protected area system in Hong Kong, China
Authors
KeywordsGap analysis
Hong Kong
Human-dominated landscape
Nature reserve
Protected areas
South China
Issue Date2004
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0960-3115
Citation
Biodiversity And Conservation, 2004, v. 13 n. 5, p. 943-957 How to Cite?
AbstractAs well as being one of the most densely populated areas on Earth, Hong Kong also has the highest percentage of protected areas (38% of the 1098 km 2 land area) of any administrative region in the Asia Pacific. Overlay of field records from a biodiversity survey of eight taxa (amphibians, reptiles, mammals, breeding birds, ants, butterflies, dragonflies and rare vascular plants) in 1 km grid squares with protected areas indicated that over half of the 623 species of conservation concern (globally, regionally, or locally restricted species) were under-represented. Ants, butterflies and reptiles were most poorly represented. The hotspots of different taxa also received differing levels of protection. Hong Kong's protected areas are biased towards high-altitude habitats, so the under-represented species are mostly associated with the lowland habitats (freshwater wetlands, abandoned agriculture and feng shui woods). Since the restricted species are scattered and the hotspots of different taxa do not overlap, a large protected area network will be required to represent all species. This indicates the challenge that will be encountered in the conservation of many other parts of Asia that support burgeoning human populations, and where landscapes are increasingly human-dominated.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73334
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.258
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.248
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dc.contributor.authorCorlett, RTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDudgeon, Den_HK
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dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBiodiversity And Conservation, 2004, v. 13 n. 5, p. 943-957en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0960-3115en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73334-
dc.description.abstractAs well as being one of the most densely populated areas on Earth, Hong Kong also has the highest percentage of protected areas (38% of the 1098 km 2 land area) of any administrative region in the Asia Pacific. Overlay of field records from a biodiversity survey of eight taxa (amphibians, reptiles, mammals, breeding birds, ants, butterflies, dragonflies and rare vascular plants) in 1 km grid squares with protected areas indicated that over half of the 623 species of conservation concern (globally, regionally, or locally restricted species) were under-represented. Ants, butterflies and reptiles were most poorly represented. The hotspots of different taxa also received differing levels of protection. Hong Kong's protected areas are biased towards high-altitude habitats, so the under-represented species are mostly associated with the lowland habitats (freshwater wetlands, abandoned agriculture and feng shui woods). Since the restricted species are scattered and the hotspots of different taxa do not overlap, a large protected area network will be required to represent all species. This indicates the challenge that will be encountered in the conservation of many other parts of Asia that support burgeoning human populations, and where landscapes are increasingly human-dominated.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.relation.ispartofBiodiversity and Conservationen_HK
dc.subjectGap analysisen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectHuman-dominated landscapeen_HK
dc.subjectNature reserveen_HK
dc.subjectProtected areasen_HK
dc.subjectSouth Chinaen_HK
dc.titleA fine-scale gap analysis of the existing protected area system in Hong Kong, Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailDudgeon, D: ddudgeon@hku.hken_HK
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