Systems or species? Approaches to conservation for the 21st century.

  title={Systems or species? Approaches to conservation for the 21st century.},
  author={Jeffrey A. McNeely},
  journal={Integrative zoology},
  volume={1 2},
One of the hot debates in the conservation community is whether to focus on individual species (for example, through species recovery plans, or lists of threatened species) or on systems approaches (such as the ecosystem approach advocated by the Convention on Biological Diversity). This paper will discuss some of the various options, before reaching a conclusion that both approaches are valid and mutually reinforcing, and that the dichotomy is a false one. Perhaps more importantly, no… CONTINUE READING
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