Conserving Biodiversity in Arid Regions

Best Practices in Developing Nations

Editors: Lemons, J., Victor, Reginald, Schaffer, Daniel (Eds.)

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On the eve of the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in autumn 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan recommended five specific areas as focal points of discussion for the global forum: Water, energy, health, agriculture and biodiversity. In his address, "Towards a Sustainable Future," delivered just four months before the WSSD, Secretary General Annan contended that concrete progress in each of these areas, often referred to by their acronym WEHAB, would be key to improving the quality of life not only in the developing world but across the globe. For most people, I think it is fair to say that the inclusion of biodiversity in a list that focuses on basic human needs may not be self-evident. Water, energy, health and agriculture, yes. But why biodiversity? The truth is that biodiversity is just as critical to global well-being as water, energy, agriculture and health. This is because biodiversity both drives and shapes nature's intricate and dynamic structure in an enduring form and force that enables both current and future generations to enjoy its bounty.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Case Studies on Conserving and Sustainably Using Biodiversity in Arid and Semiarid Regions of Southern Nations

    Lemons, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • The Domestication of Indigenous Trees as the Basis of Sustainable Land Use in Africa

    Leakey, R. R. B.

    Pages 27-40

  • Conservation Farming with Biodiversity in South Africa: A Preliminary Evaluation of Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Bokkeveld Plateau

    Donaldson, J. S. (et al.)

    Pages 41-54

  • Strategies for In Situ Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources in Dryland Areas of Africa

    Grum, M. (et al.)

    Pages 55-62

  • A Participatory Approach for Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources

    Ouedraogo, Lambert G. (et al.)

    Pages 63-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conserving Biodiversity in Arid Regions
Book Subtitle
Best Practices in Developing Nations
Editors
  • J. Lemons
  • Reginald Victor
  • Daniel Schaffer
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0375-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0375-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7483-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5045-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 497
Topics