By Rosie Cooney
The precautionary precept, or precautionary procedure, is now extensively authorised in environmental legislation and coverage at foreign and, more and more, nationwide point. although, the primary continues to be hugely arguable, its which means contested, its attractiveness and implementation inconsistent throughout sectors and contexts and its affects doubtful. This paper goals to notify and support IUCN and its participants in constructing higher shared realizing of the which means and implementation of the primary within the context of biodiversity conservation and common source administration, respecting priorities of either conservation and sustainable improvement. It examines the which means of the precautionary precept and its incorporation into biodiversity and source administration legislations and coverage, and discusses a sequence of concerns raised through its implementation during this zone for biodiversity conservation and for livelihoods and poverty alleviation.
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