MSC on front line of conservation success
Oct 25, 2012
The MSC is highlighted as a powerful story of conservation success in Wild Hope, an important new contribution to the debate on effective strategies for securing environmental gains.
Written by Andrew Balmford, Fellow of the Royal Society and professor of conservation science at Cambridge University, Wild Hope (Chicago University Press) examines success stories that offer models of good practice and innovation for those working in the conservation and sustainability arena.
Professor Balmford travelled the world to draw up his ‘compendium of hope’. The MSC’s role in helping to grow a market for certified sustainable seafood sits alongside powerful examples of wild habitat reclaimed, species preserved, jobs created and communities strengthened by imaginative conservation efforts.
Wild Hope is available from Amazon. For a review of the book, go to http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/wild-hope-on-the-front-lines-of-conservation-success-by-andrew-balmford-8026844.html
Andrew Balmford is also featured in a Guardian science weekly podcast discussing his conclusions http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio/2012/sep/03/science-weekly-podcast-wild-hopes-conservation#start-of-comments and those fortunate enough to be in London on 10 December can attend his lecture Nature’s glass: half-full or half-empty? at the Royal Society www.royalsociety.org