Digital conservation: an introduction

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Abstract

In the last two decades, the World Wide Web and subsequent associated developments (e.g., widely available computers, broadband, Web 2.0, the Internet of Things) have shaped old and created new modes of business, management, communication and governance. The implications for modern societies are deemed so important that some sociologists dub the current era the Digital Age (e.g., Orton-Johnson and Prior 2013). While the attributes and the dynamics of the Digital Age are subject to study in several domains, they have received relatively little attention from scholars focussing on environmental management in general and nature conservation in particular. Here, we introduce a body of work representing a new concept, ‘digital conservation,’ to start the quest for better understanding the impacts of digital innovation on nature conservation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalAmbio
Volume44
Issue numberSupplement 4
Early online date27 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Internet
  • Inventions
  • Journal Article

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