Natarajan Ishwaran

UNESCO Afghanistan

Dr Natarajan Ishwaran has more than 30 years of experience with national and international environment and development initiatives. In his native Sri Lanka he contributed to the conservation and management of elephants, conservation and sustainable use of tropical rainforests and planning and designing national parks and corridors from 1975 to 1986. From 1986 up to now he has gained significant experience in implementing the World Heritage Convention and Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Crafts and Manufacture (UK), Member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and serves in the editorial boards of the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (Taylor & Francis) and Environmental Development (Elsevier).

Natarajan Ishwaran

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In this book entitled "The Biosphere", researchers from all regions of the world report on their findings to explore the origins, evolution, ecosystems and resource utilization patterns of the biosphere. Some describe the complexities and challenges that humanity faces in its efforts to experiment and establish a new partnership with nature in places designated as biosphere reserves by UNESCO under its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. At the dawn of the 21st century humanity is ever more aware and conscious of the adverse consequences that it has brought upon global climate change and biodiversity loss. We are at a critical moment of reflection and action to work out a new compact with the biosphere that sustains our own wellbeing and that of our planetary companions. This book is a modest attempt to enrich and enable that special moment and its march ahead in human history.

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