Chapter 14. Conservation and Development

  1. William J. Sutherland Professor of Biology
  1. William M. Adams

Published Online: 14 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313499.ch14

Conservation Science and Action

Conservation Science and Action

How to Cite

Adams, W. M. (1998) Conservation and Development, in Conservation Science and Action (ed W. J. Sutherland), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313499.ch14

Editor Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences, University of East, Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427624

Online ISBN: 9781444313499



  • conservation and development;
  • misunderstanding between conservationists and developers;
  • development and change;
  • economic development and conservation - potential benefit to local people;
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD);
  • development's demands on biosphere;
  • ‘natural environment’ as key element in wealth creation;
  • industrialization and urbanization and impact on biosphere through pollution;
  • sustainable development;
  • understanding and cooperation - of local people in vicinity of proposed parks


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The challenge

  • In search of mutual understanding

  • Development and change

  • Development's demands on the biosphere

  • Sustainable development

  • Conservation vs development?

  • Conservation and community: beyond fortress conservation

  • Conservation with development

  • Conservation for development

  • Conclusion