TY - CHAP A1 - Stephen M. Awoyemi A2 - Amy Gambrill A3 - Alison Ormsby A4 - Dhaval Vyas ED1 - Tony Povilitis Y1 - 2012-05-02 PY - 2012 T1 - Global Efforts to Bridge Religion and Conservation: Are They Really Working? N2 - Conservation biology is called a "crisis discipline." In a world undergoing rapid change, this science informs us about research, technologies, management practices, and policies that can help protect the earth's naturally-occurring biological diversity. The six chapters of this book provide insightful analysis on managing protected areas (Middle East), conserving biochemical and genetic diversity of carob tree (Tunisia) and wild pear (Japan), determining the health status of Amazon manatee, manipulating sex ratios to benefit wildlife, and narrowing the gap between religion and conservation. The authors approach threats to biological diversity from varied angles, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field. This book offers room for reflection on the definition and utility of the word 'natural' on a planet now overwhelmingly dominated by people. BT - Topics in Conservation Biology SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/35587 DO - 10.5772/35587 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-08-04 ER -