By David L. Hawksworth (auth.), David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull (eds.)
The sustainable use of biodiversity is without doubt one of the 3 key pursuits of the 1992 "Convention on organic Diversity". to accomplish this, sound conservation perform needs to be famous as invaluable and applied by way of all who entry, or use it – from subsistence farmers to skiers and pharmaceutical bioprospectors. whilst, indigenous peoples unavoidably make the most of huge, immense numbers of crops, fungi, and fish, rather for meals and medicines.
This e-book gathers jointly a variety of contributions addressing various facets of front-line human involvement in biodiversity exploitation and conservation. Its scope is vast, the organisms explored starting from birds, invertebrates and mammals – either terrestrial and aquatic – to plants and medicinal crops. in the meantime, the problems addressed contain land use alterations, the significance of gardens, hedges and eco-friendly lanes, housing advancements, searching, invasive species, local people involvement, sacred groves, socioeconomic components and trade.
These peer reviewed case reviews come from reports in 17 international locations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South the USA. supplying a snap-shot of on-going motion and cutting-edge study, instead of a sequence of inevitably extra superficial overviews, this assortment might be of specific curiosity to classes together with biodiversity and/or conservation concerns, and to complex scholars and researchers operating in comparable fields.
Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 15:8 (2006).
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