The Ecosystem Approach:
1. keeps human needs at the centre stage of biodiversity management
2. aims for short term economic gains

Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 1

The Ecosystem Approach places human needs at the centre of biodiversity management. It aims to manage the ecosystem, based on the multiple functions that ecosystems perform and the multiple uses that are made of these functions. The ecosystem approach does not aim for short-term economic gains, but aims to optimize the use of an ecosystem without damaging it.

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