World Conservation Strategy

Living Resource Conservation for Sustainable Development

Prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.1980.9.en

ISBN: 2-88032-104-2 (Bound)
ISBN: 2-88032-101-8 (Pack)

with the advice, cooperation and financial assistance of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

and in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco)



Information for this Title

Preface and acknowledgements

Guide to the World Conservation Strategy

Executive Summary

World Conservation Strategy

  1. Introduction: living resource conservation for sustainable development

The objectives of conservation and requirements for their achievement

  2. Maintenance of essential ecological processes and life-support systems

  3. Preservation of genetic diversity

  4. Sustainable utilization of species and ecosystems

  5. Priority requirements: ecological process and life-support systems

  6. Priority requirements: genetic diversity

  7. Priority requirements: sustainable utilization

Priorities for national action

  8. A framework for national and subnational conservation strategies

  9. Policy making and the integration of conservation and development

  10. Environmental planning and rational use allocation

  11. Improving the capacity to manage: legislation and organization

  12. Improving the capacity to manage: training and research

  13. Building support for conservation: participation and education

  14. Conservation-based rural development

Priorities for international action

  15. International action: law and assistance

  16. Tropical forests and drylands

  17. A global programme for the protection of genetic resource areas

  18. The global commons

  19. Regional strategies for international river basins and seas

  20. Towards sustainable development

Map Section