Using the Ecosystem Approach to Implement the Convention on Biological Diversity

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Using the ecosystem approach to implement the Convention on biological diversity : key issues and cases studies
Smith, R.D. ; Maltby, Edward IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management ; IUCN, Ecosystem Management Programme ; Convention on Biological Diversity, Secretariat


The Ecosystem Approach, defined as a strategy for the management of land, water and living resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way, was adopted at the Second Conference of the Parties of the CBD as the primary framework for action under the Convention. It puts people and their nature resource use practices squarely at the centre of the decision-making framework. The case studies presented here were discussed at three workshops held in Southern Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. They provide practical examples of the Ecosystem Approach as well as a number of recommendations for action that are widely relevant to Parties and other bodies.

Series: Ecosystem Management Series ; no.002
Gland : IUCN, 2003. ii, 118p.
ISBN 2-8317-0742-0
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Note: Includes bibliographic references, and an executive summary.