Sustainable use of biological diversity in socio-ecological production landscapes

To conserve biodiversity, considerable efforts have been focused on preserving pristine environments, such as wilderness, where human activities are minimal. However, biodiversity conservation also involves human-influenced areas, such as socio-ecological
production landscapes, which can contain rich sustainable practices and traditional knowledge. This document is a collection of case studies and articles that address how relationships between humans and nature function in socio-ecological production landscapes around the world. The examples
highlight the various physical structures, management techniques and governance systems that characterize these landscapes, as well as the benefits they provide for biodiversity and human well-being, the threats they currently face, and ways to address these threats.