Land Title: Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fourth Edition Authors: Michael I. McKinney, Robert M. Schoch, Logan Yonavjak
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Chapter 11: Conserving Biological Resources

Issues surrounding biodiversity protection are discussed at The Nature Conservancy web site.
The Nature Conservancy
Issues pertaining to biodiversity and genetic diversity (for instance, among cultivated crops) are discussed in the web site summary of the book Keeping Options Alive: The Scientific Basis for Conserving Biodiversity.
Keeping Options Alive: The Scientific Basis for Conserving Biodiversity
There are many programs and organizations that are working to save species from going extinct. UNESCO Man and the Biosphere program is one of them.
Biosphere Reserves, UNESCO Man and the Biosphere
For more information on ecotourism, visit the home pages of The Ecotourism Society and Exploring Ecotourism. Perhaps you have been an ecotourist yourself, or you might like to plan an ecotour vacation.
The Ecotourism Society
The USDA Forest Service National Headquarters home Page is a major source of information and links about forestry in the United States and globally.
USDA Forest Service National Headquarters
The Links to Forestry and other Web sites page, sponsored by the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service is a good place to start if you wish to delve deeper into park and forest issues.
Pacific Southwest Research Station
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest Home Page is a good example of a particular U.S. National Forest, and serves an introduction to the National Forest system in general.
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest Home Page
For more information on ecotourism, visit the home pages of The Ecotourism Society and Planeta. Perhaps you have been an ecotourist yourself, or you might like to plan an ecotour vacation.
Exploring Ecotourism
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) web site contains a full explanation of this important international law, including lists of protected species, signatory states, information on other biodiversity treaties.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
It is believed that some major extinctions, as recorded in the fossil record, were due to the impact of asteroids and meteorites. This possibility is discussed at the Terrestrial Impact Craters web site. Read the description of Chicxulub, Yucatan.
Terrestrial Impact Craters
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