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Protecting Biological Diversity: Roles and Responsibility

edited by Catherine Potvin, Margaret Kreanzel, Gilles Seutin

Protecting Biological Diversity: Roles and Responsibility
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Description

The most species rich regions of the globe, the tropics, are economically the poorest. How can biologists work towards effective protection for endangered species in countries hungry for food and basic resources? And why should the local people trust the advise of scientist who have broken their promises in the past and shown little respect for their cultural values. The editors asked scientists and scholars to discuss and identify possible solutions to such questions as: How can biologists work towards the protection of biodiversity whilst being respectful of the human desire for a better future. The resulting papers analyse specific situations in countries such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, India and Panama and discuss the philosophical basis for environmental research.

Details

  • ISBN: 9780773521599
  • Editor(s): Catherine Potvin, Margaret Kreanzel, Gilles Seutin
  • Stock Code: 3521599
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • Published: 2001
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