Biological Diversity and Genetic Resources

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This book discusses the Commonwealth Science Council’s programme on biological diversity and genetic resources and aims to contribute significantly towards establishing relevant mechanisms and developing practical action plans for conserving and sustainably using our rapidly vanishing biological diversity.



Summary of Part I

Part I gives a brief description of the importance of biological diversity and its contribution to sustainable development, and how timely launch of the Commonwealth Science Council's BDGR Programme in 1986 has addressed this issue. Chapter 1 describes the current scenario of the loss of biodiversity and the multitude of responses of different groups of people in developed and developing countries. International efforts to conserve biodiversity are described including those related to the convention on biodiversity recently signed by 170 governments at Rio de Janeiro in June 1992.


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