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Decisions made over the next decaide--the "Decade of the Tropics"--will establish the terms of humanity's coexistence with the millions of species with which we share the planet.  Though the consequences of evolutionary negligence loom large, the tools with which to exercise evolutionary responsibility are more numerous and more powerful than ever.  To the extent humans learn to protect and restore tropical dry forest and savannas, and to expand the rain forest and prairies, these ecosystems--and the species saved from extinction--may one day be seen as cultural achievements.  Reweaving the web of life could prove a lasting measure of our civilization.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: Worldwatch Institute
  • ISBN-10: 0916468798
  • Dewey Decimal: 333.951
  • ECHO Library: 333.951 WOL