Assessing Biodiversity Status and Sustainability

Author: Groombridge, B., Jenkins, M.D.
Date Published: January 1996
ISBN: 1-899628-04-5

Biodiversity Series 5

If human use of biological resources and human impacts on biodiversity generally are to be made sustainable, it is necessary to confront a number of challenging issues. Among these are the meaning of sustainability, what kinds of data must be collected, and which scale of analysis is needed for different purposes. With the needs of developing country governments most in mind, this document - prepared for the UK Department for International Development - outlines some approaches to assessment of the status of national biodiversity and the sustainability of its use.