Ecosystems ALL case studies.

A document containing all ecosystems case studies I learnt including:

  • Psammosere, Studland bay
  • Soya plantations in the Amazon, Cargill
  • Ecological conservation area, crane park Island
  • Management of fragile environments, the central Amazon conservation complex
  • Management of fragile environments, Serengeti national park
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Ecosystems:
Psammosere, Studland bay:
Studland is on the south coast of England in Dorset. It is owned and managed by the
national trust. The sand dunes are a part of Studland heath national nature reserve. 25,000
people a year visit Studland.
Management strategies in place:
Car park capacity of 800.
Built a visitor centre.
Improved facilities for disabled people.
Put litter bins in place.
Closed some paths and fenced off parts of the sand dunes.
On the heath there are fire breaks.
Information boards and leaflets to educate people about the area.
Soya plantations in the Amazon, Cargill:

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Cargill is a US agribusiness.
Soya is used as cheap animal feed as it contains a lot of protein so the animals grow
bigger faster.
It is estimated that 10% of land deforested in recent years is used for soya
plantations.
97% of soymeal produced worldwide is used for animal feed.
78% of UK soya beans are imported from Brazil.
Ecological conservation area, Crane park Island:
Located either side of the river Crane, in the London boroughs of Hounslow and
Richmond.…read more

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Corridor of land that connects the Ja national park, mamiraa sustainable
development reserve focal zone and the Amanã sustainable development reserve.
It's a UNESCO world heritage site and a WWF priority region.
Most of the population is in the mamiraa reserve (5,000 people), who earn most of
their money through tourism and mining.
The remoteness of the area has helped to protect it from development pressures.
Rare species of: spider monkey, puma, manatee etc.
The three aims of the area are:
1.…read more

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Key species: leopard, lions, elephants, rhinos, and cheetahs etc.
Local people want a road through the park to aid trade and access to the local
markets.
The Masai mara tribe live in the reserve but the park does have regulations on what
they are allowed to do.
Positives:
Tourism.
Education.
Wildlife protection.
Income.
Preserves natural resources.
Negatives:
Land management conflicts (roads).
Limits development.…read more

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