A Global Action Plan for Resource Conservation

In 1978, motivated by a growing sense of urgency, individuals from three organizations, the World Wildlife Fund International (WWF), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) teamed up to draft a “World Conservation Strategy,” a global action plan for resource conservation…

The widely endorsed strategy that evolved embraces the three most important objectives of conservation, namely, to achieve: maintenance of essential ecological processes and life-support systems; preservation of genetic diversity; and sustainable utilization of species and ecosystems.

Sylvia Earle, Sea Change
p. 219 – 220

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