Major Conservation Issues of the 1990s: Results of the World Conservation Congress Workshops, Montreal, Canada, 13-23 October 1996

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Jeffrey A. McNeely
IUCN, 1998 - Nature - 203 pages
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One of the innovative features of the first World Conservation Congress was the organization of some 57 workshops divided into ten major streams. These ranged from topics as diverse as sustainability in artisanal fisheries to managing mountain protected areas to business and the environment. This publication presents a summary of all the workshops, the main speakers and the papers they presented. It is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to delve deeper into the issues that were explored by pointing the reader in the direction of further sources of information.


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Jeff McNeely served as Chief Scientist of IUCN until retirement in July 2009, and as Senior Science Advisor until March 2012. He has recently worked with the Government of Tanzania on World Heritage issues and the Government of Japan, also on World Heritage issues as well as protected areas and natural hazards and advising on the content of the Asia Parks Congress. He has worked on protected areas for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and numerous bilateral agencies/NGOs in over 80 countries. His publications comprise over 40 books and 500 scientific and popular papers on various aspects of conservation seeking to link conservation of natural resources to the maintenance of cultural diversity and to economically-sustainable ways of life. He serves on the editorial advisory board of seven biodiversity-related journals.

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