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Counting SpeciesBiodiversity in Global Environmental Politics$
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Rafi Youatt

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694112

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.001.0001

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The Awful Symmetry of Biodiversity Hotspots

The Awful Symmetry of Biodiversity Hotspots

(p.25) Chapter 1 The Awful Symmetry of Biodiversity Hotspots
Counting Species

Rafi Youatt

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 identifies the important conceptual innovations in the birth of biodiversity hotspots in the 1980s, including the intrinsic value of species; the power of pattern and systems, and a global mapping of key points of efficiency for species conservation, and explores the politics that innovations helped motivate.

Keywords:   Environmental politics, Biodiversity, Agency, Governance, Biopolitics, Heritage, Rewilding

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