The Origins of the World Conservation Strategy

  title={The Origins of the World Conservation Strategy},
  author={John P. McCormick},
  journal={Environmental Review},
  pages={177 - 187}
On two counts, the publication of the World Conservation Strategy in 1980 was a fundamental policy change for the international conservation movement. It marked a shift from the traditional focus on cure rather than prevention-away from a concentration on wildlife preservation toward a concern for the wider pressures affecting the natural environment-and despite many omissions, it confirmed a growing belief that the assimilation of aims of both conservation and development was the key to a… 
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