SOS ! Biodiversity Facing An Impasse
Biodiv Sci. 1993, 01 (1):
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This paper reviewed the value of biodiversity,the status and results of biodiversity loss as well as strategies for bio-diversity conservation and sustainable exploitation. It was pointed out,each gene fragments,species and ecosystemare valuable to persistent survival for human being,and any loss of biodiversity is inreversable and not overestimat-ed. However, the frequent human activities such as denudation, over-hunting, pollution, fire and so on have causedvast loss of biodiversity,and are reducing the biodiversity greatly. The biodiversity we live on will disappear rapidlyif no emergent measures to be taken,and then the survival crisis of us can not be avioded. Frorn the view of conser-vation in coordination with exploitation,we call on enhanced research and exploitation on biodiversity. This aims topromote the studies and surveys on biodiversity resources in one hand,and to make biodiversity to serve for humanbeing on the other hand. In order to relieve the pressure on biodiversity and help its recovery,we suggested thatgovement should impose an extra"renewable resource tax"on traditional industry or company which totally dependson wild resoures, but to give special tax priority to industry or company using other resources which could helprestoration and conservation, of wild resoures.