Chapter 1 Study Questions
- Extinction is natural and no species persists forever. This statement is true, but is it a reason to not protect biodiversity? Formulate your answer as if you were responding to a question from a reporter.
- European conservation biologists placed more emphasis on land and species management than their U.S. colleagues, at least in the past. How would you explain the origin of these differences?
- How can precautionary approaches be better integrated in policy affecting biodiversity? Are there necessarily wholly beneficial effects of a precautionary approach, or might there be cases where a precautionary approach may not be the best choice?