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  • n  exploitation to the point of diminishing returns

  • Another factor was overexploitation of the rain-forest ecosystem, on which the Maya depended for food.
  • Forest-product concerns like those encouraged by Cultural Survival run the risk of promoting overexploitation of forests, and if the market for these products takes off, the same .
  • More probable, perhaps, is a man-made catastrophe a general environmental collapse provoked by overexploitation of the world's resources, say, or nuclear conflicts.
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  • Impact of deep-sea fishery for Greenland halibut
    Since the late 1980s, a deep-sea fishery for Greenland halibut Reinhardtius hippoglossoides has been developing gradually in West Greenland. Deep-sea fish species are generally long-lived and characterized by late age of maturity, low fecundity, and slow growth, features that probably cause low resilience following overexploitation.
    Jan. 28, 2014 - Science Daily
Quotes

  • Margot Wallström in Green Consumer Guide
    Biodiversity - a term for the range of animal, plant and other life on this planet - is already suffering from a range of impacts including overexploitation, loss and damage to habitats and pollution. Unchecked, climate change will pile on more... Achim Steiner http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achim_Steiner&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFXnmDH-91mw5K-6oDOYwcv4bdrhg Environment News Service http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2006/2006-11-17-01.asp&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHIGVHjuwmbqsH7n6s8vj_OPE1YRA Nov 17, 2006 71010 95115 overexploitation Water is a fragile resource, and most of our water systems in Europe are threatened with pollution and overexploitation," commented Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström. "The Water Framework Directive is one of the most ambitious...

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