Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity: A Planet in Peril

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Ahmed Djoghlaf, Felix Dodds
Earthscan, 2011 - Nature - 230 pages
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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the threats presented to human security and well-being by the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity recently confirmed as one of the critical 'planetary boundaries' that has already been exceeded. Contributors examine the current trends and state of biodiversity globally, the drivers of biodiversity loss including climate change and economic and population pressures, and the mechanisms and policies needed for conserving and restoring biodiversity in the future. Strong emphasis is placed throughout on the fundamental importance of placing a realistic economic value on nature and the services that ecosystems provide if we are to manage our natural resources successfully; and also on the crucial role of international institutions and government policies achieving this goal. As the recent high-profile meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, underlined, the scale and pace of the destruction of natural habitats and species imperil us all. This volume is an invaluable resource for conservationists, students and those in the private and public sectors concerned to redress the damage being done to the natural world.

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Ahmed Djoghlaf is the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Felix Dodds is the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future.

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