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The Relationship of Economic Growth to Wildlife Conservation

By: DL Trauger, B Czech, JD Erickson, PR Garrettson, BJ Kernohan and CA Miller

22 pages, Figs

Wildlife Society

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #142853
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Economic growth is facilitated by technological progress, which tends to expand the breadth of the human niche. Such expansion increases the competitive exclusion of most wildlife species. Production and consumption of all goods and services ultimately requires liquidation of natural capital, including habitats for wildlife. Therefore, an alternative to economic growth, such as a steady-state economy with stable human population and per capita consumption, may be necessary to ensure wildlife conservation over the long term.

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