1st Edition

The Conservation of Ecosystems and Species

By Gareth Jones Copyright 1987
    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

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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




    Gareth E. Jones