"natural conservation" redirects here. for the study of biodiversity management, see conservation biology. for other uses, see conservation (disambiguation).
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satellite photograph of industrial deforestation in the tierras bajas project in eastern bolivia, using skyline logging and replacement of forests by agriculture
much attention has been given to preserving the natural characteristics of hopetoun falls, australia, while allowing access for visitors
conservation's goals include protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services and protecting biological diversity. a range of values underlie conservation, which can be guided by biocentrism, anthropocentrism, ecocentrism and sentientism. there has recently been a movement towards evidence-based conservation which calls for greater use of scientific evidence to improve the effectiveness of conservation efforts.