Is it fair for the rich world to demand conservation of biodiversity for a global safety net?

Ann Kinzing, associate professor of Arizona State University, shares her view on this question.

- How much do we value biodiversity versus how much do we value the kinds of things we can get by loosing some biodiversity? Kinzig questions with regards to biodiversity conservation.

About Ann Kinzig
Before arriving at ASU, Dr. Kinzig was a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at Princeton University (1994-1998). She received her B.A. in Physics from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign(1986), her M.A. in Physics  from University of California at Berkeley (1989), and her Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from Berkeley (1994).
Ann Kinzig's research interests focus broadly on ecosystem services, conservation-development interactions, and the resilience of natural-resource systems.

She is currently involved in three major research projects, including:

- Advancing Conservation in a Social Context (examining the trade-offs between conservation and development goals in developing nations;

- The resilience of pre-historic landscapes in the American Southwest;

- Assessments of ecosystem services, their valuation, and mechanisms for ensuring their continued delivery.

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