Ecological concepts are general understandings or facts about ecosystems and ecosystem management.
Ecological Concepts, Principles and Application to Conservation was prepared under the direction of Biodiversity BC's Technical Subcommittee, whose members include representatives of conservation organizations and the B.C. government.

There is general agreement among experts that prevention is the key to the conservation of biodiversity. It costs far more to repair damage to biodiversity than it does to incorporate biodiversity conservation into planning and development. The key to prevention is understanding the ecological concepts and principles of biodiversity and how to apply this understanding to the conservation of biodiversity.