Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Major Religions

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AuthorHouse, Oct 22, 2010 - Science - 272 pages

Covering three broader issues biodiversity conservation, religious doctrine and environment the book Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Major Religions is the result of a unique approach. It attempts to initiate scientific discourse through the fabric of religions. Spread across 15 chapters, the book covers the essence of 10 religions on biodiversity, encompassing a wide range of issues related to conservation. The book promises to be a useful resource for biodiversity students, researchers and protected area managers and also for religious scholars who are invited to look at the broader themes of religions beyond theology.

 

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Contents

Importance of Biodiversity
7
Major Religions of the World
23
Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Christianity
29
Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Islam
39
Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Hinduism
67
Biodiverssity Conservation Ethics in Daoism
73
Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Buddhism
79
Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Sikhism
89
Biodiversity Conservation Ethics in Judaism
95
Biodiversity Conservation Ethics In Jainism
101
Biodiversity Conservation Ethics
109
Appendix i Society for Conservation Biology Code
119
Appendix iv Recommendations of ARC WWF
133
Appendix v Highlights of Copenhagen Summit
135
About the Author
259
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Prof. H.S.A. Yahya has been engaged in research, teaching, research supervision and conservation of biodiversity of India for over three decades. He has published numerous scientific papers besides writing eight books on a wide range of subjects - from natural science to popular travelogues. Prof. Yahya has attended international conferences and seminars across the world and has delivered talks in four continents. He is a member of several national and international conservation organizations - including Bombay Natural History Society, International Union of Conservation of Nature, World Wide Fund for nature conservation, World Pheasant Association, International Ornithological Congress, etc - and is a subject expert and committee member of several government and non-government institutions. Alongside University of Bombay, Prof. Yahya is an alumnus of Aberdeen University, Scotland, and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, U.S.A. He is proud to have been associated with Dr. Salim Ali, the doyen of Ornithology in South Asia, first as his PhD student and later as a co-worker on various avian conservation projects. Based on his research work, Prof Yahya published a monographic book, Biology of Indian Barbets, which is very popular among students and avian conservationists. His book, Importance of Wildlife Conservation from Islamic Perspective, published in English as well as in Urdu has received international acclaim.

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