Mosses, liverworts, and hornworts : status survey and conservation action plan for bryophytes

Complete Title: 
Mosses, liverworts, and hornworts : status survey and conservation action plan for bryophytes
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

Bryophytes are of great importance in their ecosystems and for human well-being. They stabilise soil crust through colonisation of bare grounds and rocks; they are essential in nutrient recycling, biomass production, and carbon fixing; they control water through an effective retention mechanism; and they have economic value as peat for fuel, horticulture, oil absorption, and as sources of a wide variety of chemical compounds. Bryophytes have long been used for medicinal purposes and provide a food-source for reindeer, geese, ducks, sheep, musk-ox, lemmings, and other rodents. Threats include deforestation, cultivation of forests, reclamation of land, urbanisation, roads, dam-building, mining, drainage of wetlands and over-grazing. This plan reviews the situation world-wide and proposes a variety of initiatives. It is aimed at those who work with and care about nature conservation, including governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as politicians and the general interested public.

Imprint: 
Gland : IUCN, 2000
Physical Description: 
x, 106p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
2000
ISBN: 
2-8317-0466-9
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Includes bibliographic references

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Number of copies: 
2
Selling Price: 
USD 30
Language(s): 
English
Record created: 2013/09/12
Record updated: 2017/10/26