Commission on Ecosystem Management

Piet Wit

Piet Wit, The Netherlands

Ecosystems represent the resource base for life on earth, our life. Nature determines the functioning of ecosystems, and depends on it. People make different uses of ecosystems, their products and their services. Since different uses may conflict, management is needed in order to ensure the flow of ecosystem products and services on which nature, including man, depends. If we want to make not only development sustainable, but also conservation itself, we will have to address the full range of ecosystems components, their users and the institutions managing our ecosystems. That is complicated, but doable. …   | French | Spanish

16 Apr 2012 | Article
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