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Plant conservation: old problems, new perspectives

Heywood, V.H. and Iriondo, J.M. (2003) Plant conservation: old problems, new perspectives. Plant Conservation Biology: Emerging tools and strategies, 113 (3). pp. 321-335. ISSN 0006-3207

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(03)00121-6


A review is given of the major conceptual changes that have taken place during the last 50 years in our understanding of the nature of plant conservation and of the principal methodological advances in undertaking conservation assessments and actions, largely through the incorporation of tools and techniques from other disciplines. The interrelationships between conservation and sustainable use are considered as well as the impact of the development of the discipline of conservation biology, the effects of the general acceptance of the concept of biodiversity and the practical implications of the implementation of the Convention on Biological diversity. The effect on conservation policy and management of the accelerating loss or conversion of habitats throughout the world and approaches for combating this are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:10780
Uncontrolled Keywords:Conservation biology, Conservation strategies, Conservation tools, Convention on Biological Diversity , Management, Sustainable development

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