Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 

  • In the region where you live, which types of ecosystems have experienced the worst degradation and loss? What steps could be taken to restore them?
  • In the region where you live, how would you describe communally-owned resources that are vulnerable due to their overuse? What specific management strategies protect these resources while maintaining human enterprise? What actions do you recommend to improve this balance? Explain.
  • Often, the costs of biodiversity maintenance fall on poor, rural people living near a contested ecosystem. What is an example of this dynamic? What are two creative mechanisms for sharing the benefits and costs of maintaining biodiversity more equitably?

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