Conserving Resilient and Multifunctional Sustainable Landscapes

Ichikawa, Kaoru and Yiu, Evonne, (2016). Conserving Resilient and Multifunctional Sustainable Landscapes. ourworld.unu.edu, n/a-n/a

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    Author Ichikawa, Kaoru
    Yiu, Evonne
    Title Conserving Resilient and Multifunctional Sustainable Landscapes
    Appearing in ourworld.unu.edu
    Publication Date 2016-04-08
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
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    Language eng
    Abstract “Conservation means harmony between men and land,” said renowned American environmentalist Aldo Leopold, summarising his view of how nature and humans can co-exist in harmony if the delicate balance of land use and conservation is achieved. For “when land does well for its owner and the owner does well by his land, when both end up better by reason of their partnership, we have conservation.” Thus, to sustain harmonious human-nature relationships, human involvement in conserving nature must continue to be through appropriate use — a key to developing sustainable societies. This is particularly important in areas where humans directly interact with nature to produce food, timber, fuels and other goods and services necessary for their livelihoods. While economic viability provides strong incentives for humans to maintain their land, research has now shown that ecological resilience, cultural values and spirituality play equally crucial roles in sustaining livelihoods and well-being in rural communities. That is precisely why the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is working on two initiatives that aim to understand the importance of harmonious human-nature relationships.
    UNBIS Thesaurus AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
    TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
    NATURAL RESOURCES
    ENVIRONMENT
    FORESTRY
    AGRICULTURE
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type Creative commons
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