1st Edition

Conserving Nature's Diversity Insights from Biology, Ethics and Economics

Edited By G.C. Van Kooten, Erwin Bulte, A.R.E. Sinclair Copyright 2017

    This title was first published in 2000:  An edited collection based on a workshop which explored the biological, social, ethical, economic and political pressures underlying the present perceived loss of biodiversity. It brings together philosophers, economists, biologists and others whose fields deal with the conservation of nature's diversity, and with the preservation and protection of species and ecosystems.

    1: Introduction: Conserving Biological Diversity; 2: The Loss of Biodiversity: The Sixth Great Extinction; 3: Biodiversity: Concerns and Values; 4: Is Conservation Achieving its Ends?; 5: The End of Conservation on the Cheap, Revisited; 6: Threat to Biodiversity: The Invasion of Exotic Species; 7: Economic Perspectives on Preservation of Biodiversity; 8: Biodiversity: Forests, Property Rights and Economic Value; 9: Economics, Endangered Species and Biodiversity Loss: The Dismal Science in Practice; 10: Biodiversity and Ethics: Religion, Science and Economics; 11: Implications for Democratic Theory: A Normative Analysis


    G.C. Van Kooten, Erwin Bulte, A.R.E. Sinclair