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Healing the planet: Conservation of the world`s tropical forests

Bawa, Kamal [1].

Saving Tropical Forests: Usable Knowledge , Institutions and Participatory Governance.

Despite tremendous advances in sustainability science, and improved policies and concerted conservation action to save biodiversity, rates of deforestation in the tropics remain high. Curtailing the rate of biodiversity loss would require progress on many different fronts. I focus on the role of usable knowledge, means to generate such knowledge, and the ways to widen participation of civil society in using this knowledge to reduce environmental degradation. I cite examples from South Asia to elaborate my arguments. No other region of the world is perhaps more challenging than South Asia in our efforts to simultaneously conserve biodiversity and improve human condition. Thus lessons drawn from the region have wide applicability to other parts of the tropics.

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1 - University of Massachusetts, Boston, Biology, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA, 02125, USA

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Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY09
Location: Maryland Room/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Time: 11:15 AM
Number: SY09008
Abstract ID:688

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