Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Human Communities: Protecting beyond the Protected


The rate at which the planet is losing its biodiversity, the implications of this loss, and possible remedies are the subject of much public and academic debate. This book shows how biodiversity can be protected through the involvement of local communities. The authors suggest that strict protection of threatened areas must be combined with involvement by local economies and societies. The book examines the experience of regions around the world where this approach has been tried, drawing upon the insights of political scientists, economists and social psychologists.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Tim O'Riordan
  • Thomas E. Lovejoy
  • Norman Myers
  • Jules Pretty
  • Susanne Stoll-Kleemann
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002


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