NGOs and biodiversity conservation in the anthropocene

J. M.C. Da Silva, C. M. Chennault

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Biodiversity conservation is a political process that requires sound national policies linked to ambitious global agreements. Good governance at the country level is required for successful conservation policies and programs. Environmental nongovernmental organizations can help countries to improve their governance and conservation policies by combining on-the-ground projects with policy advocacy. The future of biodiversity conservation is about fast action at the national level rather than trying to create consensus at the global scale. As a result, international nongovernmental organizations have to overcome political, technical, and operational challenges to stay relevant in the Anthropocene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Anthropocene
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780128096659
ISBN (Print)9780128135761
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Biodiversity
  • Biological diversity
  • Conservation
  • Corporations
  • Environment
  • Extinction
  • Global convention
  • NGOs
  • Policy
  • United nations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)


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