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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Conservation of Natural Resources

Ulrich Beyerlin, Vanessa Holzer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 April 2019

Subject(s):
Indigenous peoples — Freshwater — Regional co-operation — Natural resources — Developing countries — Biodiversity — Sustainable development

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 From the perspective of terminology, the notion of ‘natural resources’ is narrower than that of ‘nature’, but broader than that of ‘biological diversity’ ( Nature, International Protection ; Biological Diversity, International Protection ; Environment, International Protection ). The latter, as defined in Art. 2 (1) 1992 UN Convention on Biological Diversity (‘CBD’), means the ‘variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part …’. The...
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