Marine biodiversity and the conservation of the important marine organisms

Joshi, K K (2012) Marine biodiversity and the conservation of the important marine organisms. In: Marine biodiversity status, opportunities and challenges. Ramachandran, A and Joseph, Aneykutty,(eds.) CUSAT, Kochi, pp. 35-78.



The conservation of biological diversity, its sustainable use and the equitable sharing of its benefits are the main objectives of the convention on Biological Diversity. It seems that human activities are the immediate causes for the loss of biological diversity and the solutions and remedies are lying in the human behaviour. The term conservation and protection covers a large variety of practices. They may be used interchangeable or with different meanings depending on the situation. This makes lot of confusion to the debate. But in strict sense conservation is an approach that considers the long term variability of ecosystems within the context of resource and environmental projects. Conservation involves a concept of protection that does not prevent humans from intervening in natural processes. The term protection is reserved for operations aimed explicitly at safeguarding environments or species endangered by human activities.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine Biodiversity; Conservation; marine organisms
Subjects:Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Conservation
Marine Biodiversity
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:8925
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:30 Mar 2012 16:51
Last Modified:30 Mar 2012 16:51

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