Interdisciplinary research: way forward for biodiversity conservation

Mallegowda, Paramesha (2013) Interdisciplinary research: way forward for biodiversity conservation. Current Science, 105 (9). pp. 1202-1203. ISSN 0011-3891

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Increase in human population has been responsible for depletion of natural resources and loss of wildlife habitat, both directly and indirectly. It is acknowledged that interactions between humans and nature are responsible for creating critical and complex conservation challenges in both ecological and social worlds and these are not resolvable through the knowledge acquired from a single discipline. It is time that a more holistic approach is adopted to address and understand the socio-economic dimensions of biodiversity conservation 1. Today, the issues and challenges relating to wildlife and biodiversity conservation are embedded in understanding the human dimension with its social, cultural, political, economic and legal complexities 2. An interdisciplinary approach to challenges like that of human–wildlife conflict, will help scientists to arrive at better solutions that might ensure conservation of nature in the longer run 3.

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