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Die Bodenkultur - Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment

U. Eser:

Ethical perspectives on the preservation of biocultural diversity

Summary

This paper addresses ethical questions concerning the preservation of biocultural diversity: What do we have to leave to future generations from an ethical perspective? The argument is divided into three steps each answering a distinct question: What kind of concept is biocultural diversity? What kind of duty is the preservation of biocultural diversity?

What kind of science is needed for the preservation of biocultural diversity? The conclusion links the preservation of biocultural diversity to the general prerequisites of sustainable development: knowledge, communication, sympathy, and justice.

Key words:  Ethics, biocultural diversity, preservation, justice, sustainable development.