Conservation Biology: A Primer for South Asia
This introductory book on conservation biology is based on Richard Primack’s widely used A Primer of Conservation Biology. It explores the key concepts of conservation using examples from South Asia, home to some of the world’s most exotic species that are now facing the threat of extinction. The book draws attention to the rapid decline in the biodiversity of this region and emphasises the need for urgent action. It also discusses the initiatives that are being undertaken in the region such as involving local communities, framing laws and policies, and identifying research areas that will help stem further loss in biodiversity and make the long term goal of protecting our species successful.
conservation biology, South Asia, exotic species, extinction, biodiversity
Biodiversity | Environmental Health and Protection
Bawa, Kamaljit; Primack, Richard B.; and Oommen, Meera Anna, "Conservation Biology: A Primer for South Asia" (2011). UMass Boston Bookshelf. 25.