About the book
Biodiversity conservation and sustainability are crucial, if not vital, for humans to be able to sustain their lives in a variety of ways. At the same time, biodiversity preservation and anthropogenic activities and development are frequently considered incompatible. A variety of research priorities are investigated that facilitate the move from conflict to mutual compatibility between conservation and sustainability goals. Biodiversity science has a long history, but its evolution as an interdisciplinary subject capable of addressing the scientific, political, and societal difficulties that we confront has not kept pace with those challenges. Also, reaching biodiversity sustainability goals has been hampered by a lack of interdisciplinary researchers working on solutions-based investigations.
There are a variety of approaches to reversing biodiversity loss, ranging from economic, to ecological and ethical. The utilitarian approach to conservation, bolstered by the concept of ecosystem services, can be utilized to improve the conservation case by supplementing the burgeoning biodiversity rhetoric. To address this issue, a pluralistic approach to biodiversity is required for conservation and sustainability.