Leadership and listening: inspiration for conservation mission and advocacy

Andrew Gosler, Shonil Bhagwat, Stuart Harrop, Mark Bonta, Sonia Tidemann

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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The first aim of the chapter on leadership and listening: inspiration for conservation mission and advocacy is to encourage conservation practitioners to take seriously their duty to engage sensitively with diverse faith communities (from local to global) and with their leaders (non-political as well as political), and to temper the sense of urgency with the cultural awareness necessary to negotiate effectively. The second aim is to emphasize that conservation is not the sole preserve of the professional conservation biologist. Indeed, the need to maintain a stable balance between the diversity of life and human activities has been recognized by others quite independently, and has been built into the foundations of custom, cultures and belief throughout the world. Different cultures might express the need for environmental responsibility and ethical action in different ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKey Topics in Conservation Biology 2
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780470658765
StatePublished - Feb 25 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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