“latitudinal gradient of biodiversity”

What is the “latitudinal gradient of biodiversity”? Why is this trend meaningful, in terms of understanding the
linkages between international development and biodiversity conservation? What is the key means by which
conservation biologists operating under a “protectionist paradigm” attempt to conserve biodiversity? Name and
briefly describe two alternative paradigms that address conservation and development. Draw on material from
various lectures to describe, in detail, challenges to these approaches to conservation.

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