Trade-offs in Conservation: deciding what to save - symposium

01 November 2007 09:00 - 02 November 2007 17:00

Location: Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY, UK

Event description

The biological drivers of extinction and loss of ecosystem function have been well explored. Moreover, there is considerable international 'buy-in' for saving species and naturally functioning ecosystems that are enshrined within international agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity.

But there is more to this story than conservation biology. With limited resources available for conservation, people are having to make decisions, both conscious and subconscious, about which species and biogeographic areas to prioritise for conservation and, by implication, which to neglect. The wider non-biological issues that surround making such decisions have been little discussed within a conservation decision making framework. What are these wider issues that are influencing the choices we make? What factors need to be included in our assessment of trade-offs? What package of information and issues do managers need to consider for rational decision making? Who should make such decisions? These questions are the focus of this meeting.

The AES is not involved with the organisation of this event but will be attending.

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Event organiser: Zoological Society of London

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