Go to Statistics Portal

WORLD CONSERVATION STRATEGY

Statistics Directorate    
French Equivalent: Stratégie mondiale de la conservation

Definition:
The World Conservation Strategy is a strategy published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) (currently the World Conservation Union), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 1980 with the objectives of:

(a) maintaining essential ecological processes and life support systems,

(b) preserving genetic diversity, and

(c) ensuring the sustainable utilization of species and ecosystems.

An updated version entitled Caring for the Earth: A Strategy for Sustainable Living (IUCN/WWF, 1991) was published in 1991.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 17, 2003