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Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education

Year 2012, Volume: 2 Issue: 1, 0 - , 11.02.2012

Abstract

Biodiversity conservation has increasingly gained recognition in national and international agendas.  The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has positioned biodiversity as a key asset to be protected to ensure our well-being and that of future generations.  Nearly 20 years after its inception, results are not as expected, as shown in the latest revision of the 2010 CBD target.  Various factors may affect the implementation of the CBD, including lack of public education and awareness on biodiversity-related issues.  This paper explores how biodiversity education has been carried out and documents successes and failures in the field.  Based on a comprehensive literature review, we identified four main challenges: the need to define an approach for biodiversity education, biodiversity as an ill-defined concept, appropriate communication, and the disconnection between people and nature.  These represent obstacles to the achievement of educational targets, and therefore, to accomplishing conservation goals as set forth by the CBD.

Keywords:  Biodiversity education, environmental education, education for sustainable development, biodiversity awareness, biodiversity communication.

Year 2012, Volume: 2 Issue: 1, 0 - , 11.02.2012

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Primary Language English
Journal Section Research Papers
Authors

Moramay NAVARRO-PEREZ

Keith TİDBALL This is me

Publication Date February 11, 2012
Published in Issue Year 2012 Volume: 2 Issue: 1

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APA NAVARRO-PEREZ, M., & TİDBALL, K. (2012). Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2(1).
AMA NAVARRO-PEREZ M, TİDBALL K. Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education. IEJEE-Green. February 2012;2(1).
Chicago NAVARRO-PEREZ, Moramay, and Keith TİDBALL. “Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education”. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 2, no. 1 (February 2012).
EndNote NAVARRO-PEREZ M, TİDBALL K (February 1, 2012) Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 2 1
IEEE M. NAVARRO-PEREZ and K. TİDBALL, “Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education”, IEJEE-Green, vol. 2, no. 1, 2012.
ISNAD NAVARRO-PEREZ, Moramay - TİDBALL, Keith. “Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education”. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 2/1 (February 2012).
JAMA NAVARRO-PEREZ M, TİDBALL K. Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education. IEJEE-Green. 2012;2.
MLA NAVARRO-PEREZ, Moramay and Keith TİDBALL. “Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education”. International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, vol. 2, no. 1, 2012.
Vancouver NAVARRO-PEREZ M, TİDBALL K. Challenges of Biodiversity Education: A Review of Education Strategies for Biodiversity Education. IEJEE-Green. 2012;2(1).