WCS 3-Sentence Science

February 7, 2020


Each year, Wildlife Conservation Society scientists publish more than 300 peer-reviewed studies and papers. “WCS 3-Sentence Science” is a regular tip-sheet — in bite sized helpings — of some of this published work.

Here we present work by WCS’s Enkhtuvshin Shiilegdamba and Ray Victurine on the connection between sustainable growth and biodiversity conservation.

  1. Protecting and restoring natural capital — Earth’s lands, waters, and biodiversity, and the life-supporting goods and services that flow from these — have been promoted by many as the best hope for conserving biodiversity while also supporting sustainable, inclusive growth.
  2. Evidence is growing that illuminating the ways in which people depend on nature for their well-being can motivate efforts that improve both.
  3. Creative yet highly dispersed innovation has shown glimpses of what is possible.

Study and Journal: “Scaling pathways for inclusive green growth” from Green Growth That Works
WCS Co-Author(s): Enkhtuvshin Shiilegdamba, WCS Mongolia Country Director; Ray Victurine, Director Business and Conservation, WCS Conservation Solutions

For more information, contact: Stephen Sautner, 718–220–3682, ssautner@wcs.org.

WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.