It is paradoxical that, despite the key role of plants in the book's preparation by reviewing manuscripts or the environment and our dependence on plant life for providing literature and case studies for inclusion. our very existence, the conservation movement has The preparation of the text, which went through var- not given plants attention that is commensurate with ious drafts, involved Dr. Given in a great deal of re- their importance. In an attempt to redress the balance search and travel for fact finding and consultation. of effort between plant and animal conservation, The completed draft was edited by Martin Walters, IUCN and WWF established in 1984 a joint Plant who also prepared it for publication. Professor Ver- Conservation Programme, the aim of which was to non Heywood (IUCN) undertook a scientific edit of "assert the fundamental importance of plants in all the final draft. conservation activities:' Both IUCN and WWF would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Given for the enormous effort and One of the main themes of the joint Plant Conser- painstaking labor that he has invested in the prepara- vation Programme was "building the capacity to con- serve. " This included a project, "Plant Conservation: tion of this book over a period of six years. The result Principles and Practice," aimed at providing practic- is the first detailed overview ever to be published of ing conservationists with a handbook that explained this vitally important subject.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Weight: 1140 g
Dimensions: 264 x 187 x 28 mm
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