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Where most wars occur in Earth???

This might sound different but it is clearly determined that most wars on earth occur in rich biological regions. The study by leading international conservation scientists compared major conflict zones with the Earth’s 34 biodiversity hotspots identified by Conservation International . The hotspots are considered top conservation priorities because they contain the entire populations of more than half of all plant species and at least 42 percent of all vertebrates, and are highly threatened.

The richest storehouses of life on Earth are also the regions of the most human conflict and it tells us that these areas are essential for both biodiversity conservation and human well-being. Millions of the world’s poorest people live in hotspots and depend on healthy ecosystems for their survival, so there is a moral obligation in the form of political and social responsibility to protect these places and all the resources and services they provide.

The study found that more than 90 percent of major armed conflicts defined as those resulting in more than 1,000 deaths occurred in countries that contain one of the 34 biodiversity hotspots, while 81 percent took place within specific hotspots.

The consequences extend far beyond the actual fighting. War preparations and lingering post-conflict activities also have important implications for biodiversity hotspots and the people who live there.The fact that so many conflicts have occurred in areas of high biodiversity loss and natural resource degradation warrants much further investigation as to the underlying causes, and strongly highlights the importance of these areas for global security.

In total, the hotspots are home to a majority of the world’s 1.2 billion poorest people who rely on the resources and services provided by natural ecosystems for their daily survival. Environmental concerns tend to recede or collapse in times of social disruption, and conservation activities often get suspended during active conflicts.

The study concluded that international conservation groups and indeed the broader international community must develop and maintain programs in war-torn regions if they are to be effective in conserving global biodiversity and keeping ecosystems healthy. It also called for integrating conservation strategies and principles into military, reconstruction and humanitarian programs in the world’s conflict zones.

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February 22, 2009 - Posted by | Fact, Nature, Personal | , , , ,

13 Comments »

  1. I never know before that wars mostly occur in bio rich region. And there should be regulation to protect them

    Comment by mascayo | February 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. boz
    god night………..
    now blue sedang istirahat in the new homenya….
    salam hangat forever dari blue to abang……
    kacau………balau……..bahasa englandnya si blue.dasar si blue

    Comment by kezedot | February 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi…. nice to know u….
    nice blog….and nice post….

    Good night… n_n

    Comment by mahardhika dewi | February 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. god morning,sob
    semangat ya
    semoga indah hari harimu
    salam hangat selalu
    i miss u for persahabatan with blue………..hehehe

    Comment by kezedot | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. Sepertinya aku Harus pake Google Translate dulu ya bung… Soory my english is parah banget, 😀

    Comment by Daiichi | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  6. Nyambung Commentnya Daichi 😀 Ckckckckck ….

    I Can’t speaking aND Reading with English Language 🙂

    Ok …. 🙂

    Comment by aribicara | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  7. Out beyond my imagination. But good post. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Cheers,

    Comment by sunardi | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  8. i…waw… :mrgreen:
    ternyata ga cuma aku yang ga ngerti bahasa inggris…
    salam kenal ya mas bozz…. :mrgreen:

    Comment by delonelybie | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  9. i think world war II is the most wars occur in earth and next gaza..

    Comment by anggi | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  10. Hi friend, thx for always to visiting my blog.

    It seems there must be a special team assigned to protect and rehabilitate the damaged natural resources, especially for the biological survival of the human race of men.
    btw, thanks for always
    thanks for visiting my blog, keep silturrahmi 😀

    Comment by Rita | February 23, 2009 | Reply

  11. Very interesting, hmmm?

    Comment by tobeme | February 26, 2009 | Reply

  12. i hope there will be no more wars….

    Comment by arikaka.com | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  13. interesting post. thanks for stopping by my place. have a good day

    Comment by Tina | March 9, 2009 | Reply


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