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Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies
     

Protection of Global Biodiversity: Converging Strategies

by Lakshman D. Guruswamy, Jeffrey McNeely, Peter Raven
 

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

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction / Lakshman D. Guruswamy and Jeffrey A. McNeely 1

I. Identifying the Problem: An Overview

Biological Extinction: Its Scope and Meaning for Us / Peter H. Raven and Jeffrey A. McNeely 13

Biodiversity and Public Policy: The Middle of the Road / Ariel E. Lugo 33

II. Scientific Responses

Biotechnology Can Help Reduce the Loss of Biodiversity / Robert B. Horsch and Robert T. Fraley 49

Agricultural Industrialization and the Loss of Biodiversity / Laura L. Jackson 66

An Ex Situ "Library of Life" Strategy / Gregory Benford 87

III. Economic Responses

Sustainable Development and North-South Trade / Graciela Chichilnisky 101

Markets and Biodiversity / Geoffrey M. Heal 118

The Commercialization of Indigenous Genetic Resources as Conservation and Development Policy / R. David Simpson, Roger A. Sedjo, and John W. Reid 129

IV. Institutional Responses

Scales, Polycentricity, and Incentives: Designing Complexity to Govern Complexity / Elinor Ostrom 149

Halting the Loss of Biodiversty: International Institutional Measures / Walter V. Reid 168

Rewarding Local Communities for Conserving Biodiversity: The Case of the Honey Bee / Anil K. Gupta 180

International Research on Crop Plants: Strategies for Utilizing Biotechnology and Proprietary Products / Gary H. Toenniessen 190

The Mayagna Indigenous Community of Nicaragua: Moving from Conflict to a Convergence of Interests / S. James Anaya and S. Todd Crider 202

Biodiversity Prospecting Frameworks: The INBio Experience in Costa Rica / Ana M. Sittenfeld and Annie Lovejoy 223

V. Moral Responses

Biological Resources and Endangered Species: History, Values, and Policy / Bryan G. Norton 247

On the Uses of Biodiversity / Mark Sagoff 265

VI. Legal Implementation

What to Do About Biodiversity: The Earth's Biological Riches in Law and Economics / Christopher D. Stone 287

Aspects of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology: Some European Legal Perspectives / Yvonne Cripps 316

Animals as Inventions: Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights / Mark Sagoff 331

The Convention of Biological Diversity: A Polemic / Lakshman D. Guruswamy 351

Transformative Possibilities: Reinventing the Convention on Biological Diversity / Brent Hendricks 360

Conclusion: How to Save the Biodiversity of Planet Earth / Jeffrey A. McNeely and Lakshman D. Guruswamy 376

Appendix 393

Contributors 415

Index 421

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