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.
|Title of host publication||Biodiversity and insect pests|
|Subtitle of host publication||Key issues for sustainable management|
|Editors||Geoff M. Gurr, Steve D. Wratten, William E. Synder, Donna M.Y. Read|
|Place of Publication||Chichester|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|