Umbrella Species

  • Umbrella species are such kind of species whose conservation indirectly protects many other species in the ecosystem. Hence, umbrella species can be used to make conservation-related decisions.
  • These species have a larger habitat needs and other requirements. Furthermore, when umbrella species are conserved, it will result in the conservation of many other species. Hence, monitoring umbrella species and conserving or protecting them will result in a high quality habitat for the other species in that ecosystem.
  • For example: The conservation of the Amur tiger in the Russian Far East also means automatic conservation and protection of the deer and boar in their habitat.