Biodiversity: A Challenge for Development Research and Policy / Edition 1

Biodiversity: A Challenge for Development Research and Policy / Edition 1

by Wilhelm Barthlott
     
 

The preservation of biodiversity is an essential part of the global concept for sustainable development. Ecologically and socially acceptable management of biodiversity is a prerequisite for the preservation of the wealth and productivity of natural ecological systems, and maintainance of the cultural differences in the relationship between man and nature. The

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The preservation of biodiversity is an essential part of the global concept for sustainable development. Ecologically and socially acceptable management of biodiversity is a prerequisite for the preservation of the wealth and productivity of natural ecological systems, and maintainance of the cultural differences in the relationship between man and nature. The Agenda 21 adopted at the Rio Summit in 1992 calls for concerted action by governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the scientific community for the preservation of biodiversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540639497
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
04/02/2001
Edition description:
1st Corrected ed. 2001. Corr. 2nd printing
Pages:
429
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Biodiversity - Is there a Second Chance?3
Knotted Ropes, Rings, Lattices and Lace: Retrofitting Biodiversity into the Cultural Landscape13
Teaching Sustainable Management of Renewable Resources33
Marine Biodiversity - Thoughts on the Subjects and their Investigators43
Aspects of Botanical Biodiversity in Southern African Arid Regions - An Outline of Concepts and Results53
The Surumoni Project: The Botanical Approach Toward Gaining an Interdisciplinary Understanding of the Functions of the Rain Forest Canopy71
Zonal Features of Phytodiversity under Natural Conditions and under Human Impact - a Comparative Survey83
Fluctuations, Chaos and Succession in a Living Environment111
Landscape Diversity - a Holistic Approach129
Loss of Biodiversity in European Agriculture during the 20th Century145
Traditional Use of Tropical Biodiversity in Melanesia157
Science and Technology - Sustainable Economics (condensed version)175
Biodiversity - Resource for New Products, Development and Self-Reliance181
Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing199
Bolivia is a Megadiversity Country and a Developing Country213
Floristic Inventory of Bolivia - an Indispensable Contribution to Sustainable Development?243
Richness and Utilization of Palms in Bolivia - some Essential Criteria for their Management269
Diversity of Mammals in Bolivia279
Geoecology and Biodiversity - Problems and Perspectives for the Management of Natural Resources of Bolivia's Forest and Savanna Ecosystems289
Priorities for Conservation in Bolivia, Illustrated by a Continent-Wide Analysis of Bird Distributions313
Amphibian Species Diversity in Bolivia329
Land Use, Economy and the Conservation of Biodiversity of High-Andean Forests in Bolivia339
Using Lake Titicaca's Biological Resources - Problems and Alternatives353
Conservation of Biodiversity: a National Task369
Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN Bolivia) - The Involvement of NGOs in Conservation in Bolivia389
Development and Biodiversity Conservation in Bolivia - A Call for Research and Action399
List of Contributors415
Subject Index419

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