The field of nature conservation has evolved considerably in the last few decades, such that conservation practice is now often as much about promoting human social and economic development as it is about protecting wildlife habitat and biodiversity. This 'hybridization' of conservation and development has responded to the rise to prominence of sustainable development as a discourse guiding public policy in diverse realms. This dissertation examines the encounter between the 'hybrid conservation' phenomenon and the multiply-stranded discourse of sustainable development.In the early 1960s, when it became clear that this approach was broadly applicable to various regional or biome-based research programs having to do with natural resources, these were gathered together under the Natural Resourcesanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Social Construction of Sustainable Rural Futures in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves|
|Author||:||Gavin Simeon Stairs|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|