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EARLIER AGREEMENTS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS ON CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY

The World Charter for Nature (UNGA Resolution 37/7) declares that every form of life is unique, and warrants respect regardless of its worth to man, and to accord other organisms such recognition, man must be guided by a moral code of conduct. They should be conserved, not only on moral grounds, but also on utilitarian grounds, because they are all components of our life support system. Biological wealth supplies food, raw materials, and genetic material for agriculture, medicine, and industry. The world conservation strategy, adopted by the IUCN UNEP, and the World Wild life Fund (WWF) in 1980 included among its main objectives, the ...

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