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The eighth world conservation lecture

Conservation: The human and the natural environment

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The World Conservation Lecture is an annual event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), United Kingdom, to draw attention to the World Conservation Strategy. This lecture was presented at the Commonwealth Institute in London on 20 April 1989. Full copies of the lecture, in booklet form, are available from the Public Relations Department, WWF - UK, Panda House, Weyside Park, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1XR.

Dr Karan Singh has been involved in India's political life from 1949, initially as Regent, and later as a Governor, of Jammu and Kashmir. He was a member of Prime Minister Indira Ghandi's Union Cabinet, and became the youngest member, at 36, to become a Central Cabinet Minister in India. As a Minister he was assigned the portfolio of Tourism and Civil Aviation, later that of Health and Family Planning. He was a key figure in forming India's National Population Policy in 1976.

Dr Karan Singh has written a number of books on political science, philosophical essays, travelogues and poems in English. He has had extensive involvement with, amongst others, the Indian Board of Wildlife, and Project Tiger. In the last few years Dr Karan Singh has been active in the Interfaith Dialogue and he spoke at the great multi-faith event, held in Assisi, in 1986.

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Singh, K. The eighth world conservation lecture. Environmentalist 9, 165–170 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02240466

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