Please forward this error screen to 216. Efforts are made to preserve the natural characteristics of Hopetoun Falls, Australia, without access by visitors being affected. Conservation biology is the management of nature and of Earth’s biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, nelson biology units 1 and 2 pdf habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and the erosion of biotic interactions. It is an interdisciplinary subject drawing on natural and social sciences, and the practice of natural resource management.
The conservation ethic is based on the findings of conservation biology. The term conservation biology and its conception as a new field originated with the convening of “The First International Conference on Research in Conservation Biology” held at the University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, California in 1978 led by American biologists Bruce A. Soulé with a group of leading university and zoo researchers and conservationists including Kurt Benirschke, Sir Otto Frankel, Thomas Lovejoy, and Jared Diamond.
The meeting was prompted by the concern over tropical deforestation, disappearing species, eroding genetic diversity within species. The conference and proceedings that resulted sought to initiate the bridging of a gap between theory in ecology and evolutionary genetics on the one hand and conservation policy and practice on the other. The inherent multidisciplinary basis for conservation biology has led to new subdisciplines including conservation social science, conservation behavior and conservation physiology. It stimulated further development of conservation genetics which Otto Frankel had originated first but is now often considered a subdiscipline as well.