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.