Regional fauna-flora biodiversity and conservation strategy in China

Baoguo Li, He Zhang, Kang Huang, Gang He, Songtao Guo, Rong Hou, Pei Zhang, Haitao Wang, Hao Pan, Hengguang Fu, Xiaoying Wu, Kexin Jiang (+1 others)
2022 iScience  
Evolutionary and historical development and current profiles are essential to generating a tangible conservation strategy. It is also critical to distinguish the regions with vigorous potential growth from those meeting evolutionary development bottlenecks and those whose development has been severely devastated. We used two sizeable national data repositories of terrestrial fauna and flora of China to approach the issues. The results indicate that the Southwest and Coastal regions have the
more » ... significant terrestrial faunal-floral biodiversity (TFFB). Thus, they should be prioritized in conservation for great potential promotions. Although there has been remarkable evolutionary development, the Central region has been severely devastated. A solution is to uphold a balanced association between social-economic development and TFFB sustainability. As for the Northeast and the western Northwest, there is no need to invest heavily in conservation measures. This study sheds light on exploring more practical conservation strategies regionally, nationally, and globally to achieve pragmatic goals.
doi:10.1016/j.isci.2022.104897 pmid:36039288 pmcid:PMC9418850 fatcat:53u4sdoqzbcmbcleqvbazvl3ny