Issues in biodiversity conservation including the role of local communities

Tisdell, Clement A. (1995) Issues in biodiversity conservation including the role of local communities. Environmental Conservation, 22 3: 216-222. doi:10.1017/S0376892900010614

Author Tisdell, Clement A.
Title Issues in biodiversity conservation including the role of local communities
Journal name Environmental Conservation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0376-8929
Publication date 1995-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0376892900010614
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 216
End page 222
Total pages 7
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Although many publications have appeared in recent years purporting to address the economics of conservation of biodiversity, most do not address the diversity issues as such. This shortcoming appears only to have been recognized recently. Furthermore, from the literature it is clear that natural living areas — apart from conserving biodiversity — jointly give rise to other conservation benefits, and therefore, their conservation needs to be evaluated holistically.

It is suggested that when constraints are placed on available resources for biodiversity conservation, some criteria for species preservation such as those associated with SMS (safe minimum standard) may exhibit unsatisfactory features. While imperfection of knowledge is a serious limitation on rational decision-making about conservation of biodiversity, we have some knowledge and we may be able to use that to determine rational probabilities. In addition, it is important to scrutinize ecological claims about biodiversity. For example, ecosystems containing greater biodiversity may not be more sustainable than those with less diversity. It is also argued that the SMS criterion needs further development because there may be no standard which ensures the survival of any species.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
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