Author(s): SANDLUND & HINDAR
In this volume, leading world authorities present the state of the art of conservation biology, and advise on how this knowledge can be used to further the goals of the World Commission on Environment and Development as stated in its famed report, "Our Common Future." Long-term conservation and the preservation of living natural resources will depend on the concerted efforts of a variety of professions and community sectors. Here authors discuss conservation from various perspectives in genetics, ecology, economics, politics, ethics and philosophy, and underline the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach for the rational management of Earth's vital ecosystems. The book concludes with three sets of recommendations for action in biodiversity conservation, aimed at environmental policymakers, managers, administrators, and researchers.