Reimbursing the Future

The most important conclusion reached in this report is that there are no simple solutions to the complex problem of protecting our biodiversity and using biodiversity in ecologically sustainable ways. Rather, strategies need to be developed by communities, industry and government, working together with scientists, and taking account of specific biodiversity threats, development opportunities and local and national community aspirations. Twenty six General Recommendations are made which canvass the broad directions to be undertaken in addressing biodiversity protection. Sixty three Specific Recommendations propose more detailed action, and many of these could be put into place immediately.