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Integrating Conservation, Development and Research: Scientific Responses to the Environment-Development Challenge


Series: Man and the Biosphere Volume: 20

Edited By: M Hadley

250 pages, Illus

Parthenon Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #42658 | ISBN: 1850705712
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About this book

Drawing on papers presented at an international MAB symposium, this book explores the scientific responses to the challenges set by the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, and will be of interest to those concerned with the interfaces between scientific research and the conservation and management of natural resources. Case studies are included, from a range of geographical regions and collaborative research programmes.


Part 1 Context and concepts: facing the fractured global order - shifting political contexts, changing patterns of world economic independence; ethnoecology - the blending of multiple perspectives of the natural world; landscape ecology and regional development; sustainable development and the urban issue; information on environment and development - towards an educated public and informed decision-making. Part 2 Institutional challenges and concerted scientific responses: the challenge of development and environment in a globalized world; can institutions still adapt?; incentives and disincentives underpinning and undermining sustainable development and biodiversity conservation; reconciling conservation and development - insights from Mananara-Nord, Madagascar; Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec), laboratory region for sustainable development; putting the biosphere reserve concept into practice - the Mexican experience; the international network of biosphere reserves - narrowing the gap between reality and potential; research at the interface between agriculture and ecology - lessons and insights from the tropical soil biology and fertility programme; getting to know more about biological diversity - the Diversitas initiative.

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