A-Grade Ecotourism
Ian Michler
September 2013

Simply put, habitat destruction occurs when functioning natural habitats or ecosystems are degraded to the extent that they can no longer support the biodiversity present. And as we know so well, various forms of human activity – agriculture, fishing, logging, mining and urban development being the principal ones – are the primary drivers of degradation. Taken over the past century and more, our record of degradation far outstrips that of conservation.

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