By Philippe Crabbé, Alan J. Holland, Lech Ryszkowski, L. Westra

This e-book comprises a few of the papers that have been provided on the NATO technological know-how, Environmental defense, complicated learn Workshop on "Implementing Ecological Integrity: Restoring local and worldwide Environmental and Human healthiness" held in Budapest from June 26 to July 1, 1999. All papers provided are summarized within the creation and, every now and then, shorter types are released. A mUltidisciplinary center of yankee and Western eu individuals had met over the preceeding years to debate the concept that of ecological integrity. The time period "ecological integrity" is located in environmental coverage files yet, in general, isn't outlined. It competes with different contemporary phrases, or environmental narratives, similar to "ecosystem well-being" and "sustainable improvement" and in addition with older ones resembling "conservation". as a result, it truly is deemed very important not just to tackle the definitions of those thoughts but in addition to determine no matter if their useful implications fluctuate. in addition, it used to be fascinating to determine even if contributors from critical and japanese ecu nations (CEEC) and, extra as a rule, from NATO accomplice nations will be, first, attentive to this idea and, moment, could carry various perspectives of it. This explains the extensive, albeit no longer continually constant, variety oftopics that are lined during this ebook. The middle crew realized that CEEC and different NATO companions contributors have been conscious of the idea that yet that they have been much less unique of human influence.

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INTRODUCTION Human beings have long regarded nature as a hostile power, as both an unpredictable and alien force. Securing food and shelter was an arduous and indeed often dangerous task. More recently, with the growth in human population and the emergence of powerful technologies, we have started to regard nature as a material resource to be exploited for substantial gains. Exploiting nature was the main goal of military conquest and of industrial and commercial development. With the overexploitation of certain resources, a new way of viewing nature has arisen, based largely on non utilitarian premises.

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