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Leadership and listening: inspiration for conservation mission and advocacy

Gosler, Andrew; Bhagwat, Shonil; Harrop, Stuart; Bonta, Mark and Tidemann, Sonia (2013). Leadership and listening: inspiration for conservation mission and advocacy. In: Macdonald, David W. and Willis, Katherine J. eds. Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 92–109.

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Abstract

The first aim of the chapter on leadership and listening: inspiration for conservation mission and advocacy is to encourage conservation practitioners to take seriously their duty to engage sensitively with diverse faith communities (from local to global) and with their leaders (non-political as well as political), and to temper the sense of urgency with the cultural awareness necessary to negotiate effectively. The second aim is to emphasize that conservation is not the sole preserve of the professional conservation biologist. Indeed, the need to maintain a stable balance between the diversity of life and human activities has been recognized by others quite independently, and has been built into the foundations of custom, cultures and belief throughout the world. Different cultures might express the need for environmental responsibility and ethical action in different ways.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0-470-65876-2, 978-0-470-65876-5
Keywords: conservation advocacy; conservation biology; conservation mission; ecology; faith communities; indigenous cultures; leadership
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 36955
Depositing User: Shonil Bhagwat
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 09:58
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2019 09:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36955
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