Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies

Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies

by Lakshman D. Guruswamy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822321882

ISBN-13: 9780822321880

Pub. Date: 06/18/1998

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

The rate of extinction of biological species is greater today than at any time in the last 65 millions years--threatening two-thirds of all living species within the next century. Contributors to this volume provide workable solutions that can be implemented regionally, nationally, and locally to counteract the problem.

Overview

The rate of extinction of biological species is greater today than at any time in the last 65 millions years--threatening two-thirds of all living species within the next century. Contributors to this volume provide workable solutions that can be implemented regionally, nationally, and locally to counteract the problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822321880
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/18/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
Introduction,
Organizational Framework,
Rationales,
Biotechnology and Biodiversity,
Relevance to Global Change Research,
References,
I Identifying the Problem: An Overview,
Biological Extinction: Its Scope and Meaning for Us,
Biodiversity and Public Policy: The Middle of the Road,
II Scientific Responses,
Biotechnology Can Help Reduce the Loss of Biodiversity,
Agricultural Industrialization and the Loss of Biodiversity,
An Ex Situ "Library of Life" Strategy,
III Economic Responses,
Sustainable Development and North-South Trade,
Markets and Biodiversity,
The Commercialization of Indigenous Genetic Resources as Conservation and Development Policy,
IV Institutional Responses,
Scales, Polycentricity, and Incentives: Designing Complexity to Govern Complexity,
Halting the Loss of Biodiversity: International Institutional Measures,
Rewarding Local Communities for Conserving Biodiversity: The Case of the Honey Bee,
International Research on Crop Plants: Strategies for Utilizing Biotechnology and Proprietary Products,
The Mayagna Indigenous Community of Nicaragua: Moving from Conflict to a Convergence of Interests,
Biodiversity Prospecting Frameworks: The INBio Experience in Costa Rica,
V Moral Responses,
Biological Resources and Endangered Species: History, Values, and Policy,
On the Uses of Biodiversity,
VI Legal Implementation,
What to Do About Biodiversity: The Earth's Biological Riches in Law and Economics,
Aspects of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology: Some European Legal Perspectives,
Animals as Inventions: Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights,
The Convention on Biological Diversity: A Polemic,
Transformative Possibilities: Reinventing the Convention on Biological Diversity,
Conclusion: How to Save the Biodiversity of Planet Earth,
Appendix: Convention on Biological Diversity,
Contributors,
Index,

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