Biodiversity Information: Needs and Options : Proceedings of the 1996 International Workshop on Biodiversity Information
D. L. Hawksworth, P. M. Kirk, Stella Dextre Clarke
CAB International, Jan 1, 1997 - Science - 194 pages
Biodiversity has been identified as a key issue in the general debate about the sustainable use of the world's natural resources. Major international efforts are now underway to assess and maintain biodiversity. However, there is an urgent need to collect, manage and disseminate information related to biodiversity in an efficient and effective way. The purpose of this book is to review the needs and opportunities for information and efficient information flows in support of world priorities in biodiversity. It is based on papers presented at a workshop held in London in July 1996, organized by CAB International with the support of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), IUCN -- The World Conservation Union and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Contributors include leading players from organizations concerned with conserving and managing biodiversity, based in Europe and the USA as well as developing countries.
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Assessing Information Needs for Sustainable
Collecting and Managing the Information
Wider Use and Application of Indigenous Knowledge Innovations
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