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What is Conservation Science?

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Efforts to protect nature and prevent extinction of plants and animals have traditionally focused on fencing nature off from people. But as the human population climbs toward 9 billion or more, Peter Kareiva and Michelle Marvier of SCU's Dept of ESS argue that conservationists must pursue strategies that simultaneously protect nature and meet basic human needs.

The full article was published this month in the journal Bioscience and is available via JSTOR.