n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Biodiversity and environmental education :a contradiction? : research article

Volume 67, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



The need for the maintenance of biodiversity has become a much-debatedenvironmental concern. However, calling for continued biodiversity exposesone to potential accusations of caring more for the natural environmentthan for people. This article briefly reviews the development of environmentaleducation and provides an overview of the concepts "biodiversity","sustainable development" and "sustainable consumption". Reasons formaintaining biodiversity while simultaneously allowing for sustainable developmentand sustainable consumption are considered, but the main purposeof the article is to raise questions about current environmentaleducation practice in South Africa and whether the concern of biodiversityis in actual fact addressed.

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