Chapter 1. Deciding What to Save: Trade-Offs in Conservation

  1. Nigel Leader-Williams Professor of Biodiversity Management Director1,
  2. William M. Adams1 and
  3. Robert J. Smith Research Fellow Senior Fellow2
  1. Nigel Leader-Williams Professor of Biodiversity Management Director1,
  2. William M. Adams1 and
  3. Robert J. Smith Research Fellow Senior Fellow2

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324907.ch1

Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

How to Cite

Leader-Williams, N., Adams, W. M. and Smith, R. J. (2010) Deciding What to Save: Trade-Offs in Conservation, in Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save (eds N. Leader-Williams, W. M. Adams and R. J. Smith), Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324907.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK

  2. 2

    Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NR, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK

  2. 2

    Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, School of Anthropology and Conservation, Marlowe Building, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NR, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193832

Online ISBN: 9781444324907

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Keywords:

  • trade-offs in conservation - deciding what to save;
  • conservation action choice, populations of different species and ecosystem states;
  • setting goals and policies for conservation - a scientific activity;
  • understanding terms - first key term, that of conservation;
  • functioning biosphere, vital to human welfare - clean air and water and recycling nutrients;
  • conservation setting goals - involving socially important value judgments;
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - and sustainable use supporting principle;
  • biodiversity-rich areas - underlain by non-renewable natural resources;
  • social and institutional constraints;
  • conservation, actions directly enhancing - chances of habitats and species in the wild

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Understanding terms

  • Current approaches and toolkits

  • Influence of value systems

  • Economics and governance

  • Social and institutional constraints

  • Future challenges

  • References