30. Concluding Remarks: Lessons from the Tropics

  1. Peter H. Raven3,
  2. Navjot S. Sodhi4 and
  3. Luke Gibson4
  1. Luke Gibson1 and
  2. Peter H. Raven2

Published Online: 12 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch30

Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics

Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics

How to Cite

Gibson, L. and Raven, P. H. (2013) Concluding Remarks: Lessons from the Tropics, in Conservation Biology : Voices from the Tropics (eds P. H. Raven, N. S. Sodhi and L. Gibson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118679838.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Missouri Botanical Garden

  2. 4

    National University of Singapore

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  2. 2

    Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658635

Online ISBN: 9781118679838



  • conservation biology;
  • ecosystems;
  • tropics


This chapter provides a conclusion for Conservation Biology: Voices from the Tropics by discussing the lessons that can be learnt from the stories of the tropics. For more than 20 countries from throughout the tropics, the stories describe conservation in a variety of situations, from some of the richest countries in the world to some of the poorest, from stable democracies to war‐torn dictatorships, from some of the largest countries on each continent to small island nations. In each case, the ability to deal with the richest and most complex ecosystems on earth is limited by insufficient knowledge and funds, and often by a lack of determination to deal with the issues with resolve. To achieve these goals will require listening to the voices and cooperating respectfully in the attainment of goals that are of great importance for our common future.