Convention on Biological Diversity and other initiatives for worldwide protection of biological diversity and ecosystem services

Tania Ray Bhattacharya, Shunsuke Managi

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Abstract

General overview of the Convention on Biological Diversity Earth’s enriched biological resources are of tremendous value to present and future generations of human beings. But unfortunately, due to various environmental reasons impacted on by human activities and otherwise, ecosystems and species-rich biological diversity are presently under great threat and species extinction continues at an alarming rate. In response, various measures are adopted to protect the biodiversity level. The clearest antecedent is the case of “botanizing” found in the ages of Empire and explorations when the collectors used to collect rare species from overseas. The concepts introduced in the field of science and technology studies (STS) during this time can still be used to examine the complex field of biodiversity (Escobar 1998). Table 2.1 shows the varieties of interactions of different drivers of an ecosystem and their corresponding impacts on the ecosystem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages19-34
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781136224485
ISBN (Print)9780203097878
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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