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Thoughts on the notion of biodiversity Thoughts on the notion of biodiversity

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Author(s): Raphaël Larrère and Catherine Larrère

Journal: Sciences Eaux & Territoires : la Revue du IRSTEA
ISSN 2109-3016

Volume: 2011;
Issue: 03bis;
Start page: 6;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: BIODIVERSITY | PUBLIC POLICY | ECOLOGY | ENVIRONMENT

ABSTRACT
The efforts and activism of experts in conservation biology greatly contributed to the emergence, dissemination and success of the notion "biodiversity", which has now become a buzzword as noted by Takacs (1996). But how should we interpret the widespread acceptance by the scientific community of a notion that is often considered a hodge podge of ideas?The efforts and activism of experts in conservation biology greatly contributed to the emergence, dissemination and success of the notion "biodiversity", which has now become a buzzword as noted by Takacs (1996). But how should we interpret the widespread acceptance by the scientific community of a notion that is often considered a hodge podge of ideas?
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