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2012-05-11 15:58 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
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2012-05-11 15:58 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Restoring nature, without mosquitoes?
Elizabeth Willott
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Department of Entomology, University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ 85721-0036,U.S.A.,

email willott@u.arizona.edu
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The benefits of wetlands are now widely appreciated. Less widely known is that historically many wetlands were drained to help control malaria and other deadly diseases. This essay's general theme is that there are pros and cons to restoration or creation of wetlands. The specific theme is that mosquitoes pose practical and theoretical problems. In particular, abundant mosquitoes should not be regarded as an after-the-fact surprising side effect but rather, abundant mosquitoes should be viewed as a primary and foreseeable effect of providing habitat suitable for them. Yet our funding mechanisms and educational institutions often fail properly to address the reality that restoring or creating wetlands has a downside.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 5. Risk assessment of living modified mosquitoes species that act as vectors of human and animal diseases
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  • Article (journal / magazine / newspaper)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1061-2971.2004.00392.x
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John Wiley and Sons

Copyright © 2004, John Wiley and Sons
Restoration Ecology
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Keywords: conservation biology; environmental ethics; mosquitoes; restoration; wetlands

Citation: Restoration Ecology, 12: 147-153.
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