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Linguistic diversity of natural UNESCO world heritage sites: bridging the gap between nature and culture

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UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites (WHSs) are some of the most important biophysical and geological places on Earth, yet nearly half are endangered or face considerable risks from ever-expanding human impacts. Often sites have people living within or nearby who speak different languages, many of which are unique and similarly endangered. Here we examine the co-occurrence of Natural WHSs with languages, as a key index of cultural diversity, to identify locations for integrative conservation o...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s10531-017-1340-x

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Biodiversity and Conservation Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
8
Pages:
1973–1988
Publication date:
2017-04-17
Acceptance date:
2017-03-30
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EISSN:
1572-9710
ISSN:
0960-3115
Pubs id:
pubs:690990
URN:
uri:877f6857-ca71-447a-a4d0-ca48a16f676c
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uuid:877f6857-ca71-447a-a4d0-ca48a16f676c
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pubs:690990
Paper number:
8

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