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

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

by Wilhelm Barthlott, Matthias Winiger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 3540639497

ISBN-13: 9783540639497

Pub. Date: 04/02/2001

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Biodiversity — Is there a Second Chance?.- Knotted Ropes, Rings, Lattices and Lace: Retrofitting Biodiversity into the Cultural Landscape.- Teaching Sustainable Management of Renewable Resources.- Marine Biodiversity — Thoughts on the Subjects and their Investigators.- Aspects of Botanical Biodiversity in Southern African Arid Regions — An Outline of Concepts and Results.- The Surumoni Project: The Botanical Approach Toward Gaining an Interdisciplinary Understanding of the Functions of the Rain Forest Canopy.- Zonal Features of Phytodiversity under Natural Conditions and under Human Impact — a Comparative Survey.- Fluctuations, Chaos and Succession in a Living Environment.- Landscape Diversity — a Holistic Approach.- Loss of Biodiversity in European Agriculture during the 20th Century.- Traditional Use of Tropical Biodiversity in Melanesia.- Science and Technology — Sustainable Economics (condensed version).- Biodiversity — Resource for New Products, Development and Self-Reliance.- Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing.- Bolivia is a Megadiversity Country and a Developing Country.- Floristic Inventory of Bolivia — an Indispensable Contribution to Sustainable Development?.- Richness and Utilization of Palms in Bolivia — some Essential Criteria for their Management.- Diversity of Mammals in Bolivia.- Geoecology and Biodiversity — Problems and Perspectives for the Management of Natural Resources of Bolivia’s Forest and Savanna Ecosystems.- Priorities for Conservation in Bolivia, Illustrated by a Continent-Wide Analysis of Bird Distributions.- Amphibian Species Diversity in Bolivia.- Land Use, Economy and the Conservation of Biodiversity of High-Andean Forests in Bolivia.- Using Lake Titicaca’s Biological Resources — Problems and Alternatives.- Conservation of Biodiversity: a National Task.- Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN Bolivia) — The Involvement of NGOs in Conservation in Bolivia.- Development and Biodiversity Conservation in Bolivia — A Call for Research and Action.- List of Contributors.

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