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1st Edition

The Conservation of Ecosystems and Species

ISBN 9780367416775
Published May 30, 2021 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1987, Conservation of Ecosystems and Species examines conservation as a major world issue for governments, industrialists and the general public. The need for conservation has become more urgent as human activity continues to encroach upon the remaining natural ecosystems of our planet. This book examines a wide range of conservation issues and explains the scientific reasons why conservation of ecosystems and species is important, not merely for its own sake, but for the future of humanity. It charts the development of conservation policy around the concept and understanding of the ecosystem. The roles of the planner, the industrialist and the politician in the development of a conservation policy are described.

Table of Contents

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1 Conservation and Ecological Theory

2. The Biosphere – Our Ultimate Resource Base

3. Man and the Biosphere

4. Development of the Conservation Ethic

5. Conservation of Landscapes

6. The Conservation of Species

7. The Conservation of Ecosystems

8. Conservation and Planning

9. Conservation, Ideology and Politics



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