A PLANET IN CRISIS As readers of The Ecologist will know better than most, our survival depends absolutely on the health of our environment. Unless we understand the complexities of the planetary environment and take care of it we cannot expect for long to enjoy clean air and water, food, shelter and the other essentials of life, to say nothing of the natural beauty that surrounds us in the infinite variety of Nature. The Conservation Trust represents a rapidly growing number of concerned, thoughtful people who see the future in terms of less extravagant life-styles in the world's richer countries, responsible social behaviour, 'fair play' for the whole of humanity and other living creatures, and much greater collaboration between individuals and organisations who want to take positive action on environmental issues. The Trust is an apolitical charity which collects and disseminates knowledge about environmental matters, supporting and initiating research, discussion and other action where appropriate. The Trust provides accurate, balanced information on all aspects of global conservation. The Trust has developed links with other conservation bodies and provides them with services as required. Who's Who in the Environment has recently been published by The Conservation Trust as a convenient and up to date 48 page guide to the main issues and organisations involved price £2.50 Full details of membership of the Trust will be sent on request.
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The Ecologist, Vol.18, Nos 4/5 1988