Conclusion: Biodiversity as an asset rather than a burden

Geoffrey Gurr, Steve Wratten, William E. Synder, Donna Read

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Too often over recent decades, biodiversity and associated environmental protection have been portrayed as a burden to society. ‘ Green ’ initiatives are often seen to impede economic development and force human enterprises (such as farming) to make compromises just to conserve some esoteric environmental entity.We hope that this book will help persuade even the most hard - nosed farmer or policy - maker that biodiversity can be an asset with great economic value.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiodiversity and insect pests
Subtitle of host publicationKey issues for sustainable management
EditorsGeoff M. Gurr, Steve D. Wratten, William E. Synder, Donna M.Y. Read
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118231838
ISBN (Print)9780470656860
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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