Biodiversity: A Challenge for Development Research and by Clas M. Naumann (auth.), Professor Dr. Wilhelm Barthlott,

By Clas M. Naumann (auth.), Professor Dr. Wilhelm Barthlott, Professor Dr. Matthias Winiger, Dr. Nadja Biedinger (eds.)

Biodiversity, occasionally easily understood as "diversity of species", is a particular caliber of existence on our planet, the scale and value of that have not too long ago been totally discovered. at the present time we all know that "biological variety is a world asset of incalculable worth to give and destiny generations" (Kofi Annan). Biodiversity is unfold unequally over the area: in reality, the most percentage of organic assets around the globe is harboured predominantly by means of the so-called constructing nations within the tropics and sub tropics. for that reason, Biodiversity - A problem for improvement examine and coverage used to be selected because the identify for a global convention which used to be held in Bonn in 1997 as one of many first significant occasions equipped by means of the then newly confirmed North-South Centre for improvement study (ZEF) at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn (Germany). because the ZEF, based via the Senate of the college of Bonn in 1995, has performed a relevant function in turning Bonn right into a centre for overseas cooperation and North-South discussion. The Centre is a manufactured from the Bonn­ Berlin contract of July 1994 which used to be followed to offset the results because of the Parliament and masses of the govt relocating to Berlin. It matches in good with the double technique to advance Bonn's place as an interna­ tional technology area and as an eminent position for improvement coverage and the nationwide and supranational businesses facing this issue.

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We proposed that it was not yet too late to save the region around the Sava River, which although disturbed, Knotted Ropes, Rings, Lattices and Lace 23 was still relatively unstressed. There were a few industries creating serious pollution, but if cleaned up, existing wetlands extended and new ones created, old oxbows restored as temporary reservoirs, off-stream storage used for flood control, with the possible inclusion of the fishponds along the banks, an image of a knotted rope emerged. In it, the flood plain emerged as the rope and all the ecologically provident areas, including sections of old forest, became the knots.

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Both the Green Heart and the Randstad are expressed imagistically and poetically as one place, a reciprocating figure-ground relationship, a yin-yang totality. In contradistinction to normal mapping operations, the biodiversity argument is wedded to structure here. The icon made immediately apprehendable the fact that there was more than sufficient open land for development between the ring cities of the Randstad, without needing to infringe on the Green Heart. Neither was there a need to infringe on the vast proposed new park system in order to construct the 600,000 houses said to be necessary.

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