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Conservation in a crowded world : case studies from the Asia-Pacific

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Conservation in a crowded world : case studies from the Asia-Pacific
Non IUCN Publication

In an increasingly crowded world reconciling environmental ‘conservation’ with the ‘sustainable use’ of natural resources is now our greatest challenge. Nature conservation has traditionally focused on protecting iconic and important areas of biodiversity from human exploitation through the establishment of National Parks and World Heritage Areas. While this is essential, a narrow focus on protected area conservation risks overlooking local needs in areas where people and natural systems must co-exist. This book addresses some key questions for the sustainable use of natural environments: What should be conserved and who decides? Is ‘use’ compatible with conservation, and under what circumstances? Are trade-offs between conservation and development necessary? How do we find those elusive ‘win-win’ solutions?

Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2012
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vii, 375p.
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Includes bibliographic references.

John Merson is a CEC Commission Member 2013-2016.

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Record created: 2015/05/19
Record updated: 2020/04/10