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Pluralistic Approaches for Conservation and Sustainability in Biodiversity

Gopal Shukla

North Bengal Agricultural University

Dr. Gopal Shukla, prior to becoming an assistant professor, has worked under NAIP (National Agricultural Innovation Project), NICRA ( National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture), and SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board) projects. The focus of his research and development work is forest conservation. He has authored 75 research papers, 10 book chapters and has edited 5 books.

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Jahangeer Bhat

Central Agricultural University

Dr. Jahangeer is a Guest Associate Editor in Frontiers in the Environmental Science journal and is the first researcher to report the first time growing of Acacia dealbata Link. (Silver Wattle), an invasive species in the high altitudes of the Himalayas. He has 11 years of research and 8 years of teaching experience with a publication record of more than 60, including research articles, review papers, conference papers, and books of national and international repute.

Sumit Chakravarty

North Bengal Agricultural University

Dr. Chakravarty, Ph. D., has a wide experience in forestry training, research, and development. He is currently working as a Professor in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. He has conducted research on several aspects of forestry, agroforestry, medicinal plants, and climate change. He has trained many students in these fields. The focus of his research and development work is on forest ecology and conservation.

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Ecosystem Services Intrinsic Value Global Trends in Biodiversity Loss Convention on Biological Diversity Utilitarian Value Biodiversity Conservation Perception In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation Nature Conservation Sustainable Development Goals Drivers of Degradation Prioritizing Biodiversity

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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.

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Date completed: February 17th 2022

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Review results due: September 9th 2022

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Expected publication date: November 8th 2022

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Gopal Shukla

North Bengal Agricultural University

Dr. Gopal Shukla, Ph.D., is currently an assistant professor of Forestry in Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. He holds an MSc and Ph.D. in Forestry from Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Before joining the university, he worked under NAIP (National Agricultural Innovation Project), NICRA ( National Innovations on Climate Resilient Agriculture), and SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board) projects. The focus of his research and development work is forest ecology and conservation.

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