By Clas M. Naumann (auth.), Professor Dr. Wilhelm Barthlott, Professor Dr. Matthias Winiger, Dr. Nadja Biedinger (eds.)
Biodiversity, occasionally easily understood as "diversity of species", is a particular caliber of existence on our planet, the scale and significance of that have recently been totally discovered. this present day we all know that "biological range is an international asset of incalculable price to give and destiny generations" (Kofi Annan). Biodiversity is unfold unequally over the area: actually, the most percentage of organic assets around the world is harboured predominantly by way of the so-called constructing international locations within the tropics and sub tropics. for that reason, Biodiversity - A problem for improvement learn and coverage used to be selected because the identify for a global convention which was once held in Bonn in 1997 as one of many first significant occasions prepared by way of the then newly proven North-South Centre for improvement examine (ZEF) at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn (Germany). because the ZEF, based by means of the Senate of the college of Bonn in 1995, has performed a crucial position in turning Bonn right into a centre for overseas cooperation and North-South discussion. The Centre is a made of the Bonn Berlin contract of July 1994 which was once followed to offset the results as a result of the Parliament and masses of the govt. relocating to Berlin. It matches in good with the double technique to increase Bonn's place as an interna tional technological know-how area and as an eminent position for improvement coverage and the nationwide and supranational firms facing this issue.
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Biodiversity: A Challenge for Development Research and Policy by Clas M. Naumann (auth.), Professor Dr. Wilhelm Barthlott, Professor Dr. Matthias Winiger, Dr. Nadja Biedinger (eds.)