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Conserving Biodiversity in Arid Regions

Best Practices in Developing Nations

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Table of contents (36 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Case Studies on Conserving and Sustainably Using Biodiversity in Arid and Semiarid Regions of Southern Nations

  3. Latin America and the Caribbean

    1. Theoretical Models for Regeneration of Medicinal Plants and Their Application in Sustainable Wild-Harvesting

      • Gloria Montenegro, Miguel Gómez, Ana Maria Mujica, Barbara N. Timmermann
      Pages 275-289

About this book

On the eve of the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in autumn 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan recommended five specific areas as focal points of discussion for the global forum: Water, energy, health, agriculture and biodiversity. In his address, "Towards a Sustainable Future," delivered just four months before the WSSD, Secretary General Annan contended that concrete progress in each of these areas, often referred to by their acronym WEHAB, would be key to improving the quality of life not only in the developing world but across the globe. For most people, I think it is fair to say that the inclusion of biodiversity in a list that focuses on basic human needs may not be self-evident. Water, energy, health and agriculture, yes. But why biodiversity? The truth is that biodiversity is just as critical to global well-being as water, energy, agriculture and health. This is because biodiversity both drives and shapes nature's intricate and dynamic structure in an enduring form and force that enables both current and future generations to enjoy its bounty.

Keywords

  • Mangrove
  • Vegetation
  • biodiversity
  • development
  • ecosystem
  • environment
  • production
  • wetland

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of New England, Biddeford, USA

    John Lemons

  • Centre for Environmental Studies and Research, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

    Reginald Victor

  • Third World Academy of Sciences, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

    Daniel Schaffer

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Conserving Biodiversity in Arid Regions

  • Book Subtitle: Best Practices in Developing Nations

  • Editors: John Lemons, Reginald Victor, Daniel Schaffer

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0375-0

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4020-7483-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4613-5045-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4615-0375-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 497

  • Topics: Conservation Biology, Agriculture, Environmental Management, Ecology

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4615-0375-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)