7. Levels of Conservation Concern and the Shortcomings of Current Practice

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch7

Hymenoptera and Conservation

Hymenoptera and Conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2012) Levels of Conservation Concern and the Shortcomings of Current Practice, in Hymenoptera and Conservation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch7

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671801

Online ISBN: 9781118381250



  • levels of conservation concern, and shortcomings of current practice;
  • ‘diversity’ or ‘representativeness’ compromise over balancing for notable species;
  • conservation, and ecological processes;
  • Hymenoptera pollination ecology, poorly understood;
  • host-specific, or host-specific parasitoids and well-being of the hosts;
  • butterflies amongst Lepidoptera of Coleoptera, an aesthetic or cultural appeal;
  • bumblebees of western/central Europe, factors threatening them;
  • Falk (1991) criteria, UK aculeates into conservation categories;
  • biotope and habitat focus, ‘coarser grain’ approach to conservation;
  • ant functional groups, analogy with the habitat template


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Foci for conservation

  • Species focus

  • Biotope and habitat focus