Landscape Ecology: Establishing Protected Areas


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If people live in carefully developed areas surrounding a protected area of land in order to derive an economic benefit from it, this is an example of a:

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1. ___ are protected, biodiverse, areas commonly located between areas of human activity, set aside for the purposes of conservation, study, or research:

2. What is an endemic species?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to see what you know about protected areas and landscape ecology. Success on these assessments requires knowledge of different hot spots, reserves, and the process of establishing protected areas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your grasp of the following concepts will be tested:

  • Challenges faced by biologist when establishing protected areas
  • Endemic species
  • The name of protected areas usually located between areas of human activity for conservation, study, or research

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term for a small area of land or water that has a large population of threatened or endangered species and/or endemic species
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the various types of reserves and interpret it accurately
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on protected areas

Additional Learning

Learn about the different protected areas by reviewing the lesson Landscape Ecology: Establishing Protected Areas. The objectives covered include:

  • Define landscape ecology
  • Know the challenges involved in protecting hot spots
  • Distinguish between the different reserve types