Keywords: biodiversity conservation, India, globalisation, biodiversity management
Impact of globalisation on biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity is generally described at three levels – diversity of ecosystems, diversity of species, and diversity of genes. Biodiversity is both a scientific and a political concept, embracing a trinity of globally-agreed objectives such as conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of biological resources, and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from this use. This paper describes trends related to biodiversity and the array of goods and services related to it such as management of the climate system and the provision of fresh water. The paper also analyses the role globalisation can play in the way institutions manage biodiversity.