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The Green Web

A Union for World Conservation, 1st Edition

By Martin Holdgate


316 pages

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This text is a history of the world's oldest global conservation body - the World Conservation Union, established in 1948 as a forum for governments, non-governmental organizations and individual conservationists. The author draws on unpublished archives to reveal the often turbulent story of the IUCN and its achievements in, and influence on, conservation and environmental policy worldwide - establishing national parks and protected areas and defending threatened species.

Table of Contents

The springs of conservation; the path to union; the union established; a time for science; the new ark puts to sea; the environmental explosion; a strategy for world conservation; after the strategy; conservation for development; the web extends; power to the members; the balance sheet.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection