Accession Number:

ADA440637

Title:

Biological Diversity: The Economy of Investing in Ecology for National Security

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Terrorism, drug trafficking, human rights, refugee flows, and the control of weapons of mass destruction have been the focus of United States Government efforts to protect our national interests and preserve our national security. Certainly these are urgent concerns, but a comprehensive national security strategy must also address food and water resource needs, especially control and access to a diversity of biological resources. In this paper, I review the value of biodiversity and its importance to our national security, discuss the factors that make biodiversity issues difficult to resolve, and offer recommendations to strengthen our position in what is likely to become a world ecological conflict.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE