Umbrella Species & Biodiversity Coloring Pages

Did you know that protecting rhinos can benefit an entire ecosystem? Rhinos are one of Global Conservation Force’s umbrella protection species.

Umbrella Species – “Umbrella species are species that are selected for conservation-related decisions because the conservation and protection of these species indirectly affects the conservation and protection of other species within their ecosystem. Umbrella species help in the selection of potential reserve locations, as well as the determination of the composition of the reserve. Umbrella species usually have a large area requirement for which the conservation of the species extends the protection to other species sharing the same habitat. Umbrella species are representative of other species in their habitat since they are known species, and they also determine the area of conservation. The protection extended to the other species by the presence of the umbrella species is known as the umbrella effect.” [Source]

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