"We must rethink nature conservation from the perspective of ongoing urbanization", states Johan van de Gronden, CEO of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Netherlands, in the film 'Nature Conservation in an Urban World'.
Nature Conservation in an Urbanizing World
Johan van de Gronden, CEO of WWF Netherlands
Growing cities, the urbanization of rural areas, the intensification of agriculture, and the depopulation of peripheral regions inform us that land use is changing rapidly, worldwide. The social, environmental, and economic impacts this in turn entails have negative effects on natural processes. That's why the IABR asked the World Wide Fund for Nature in the Netherlands to contribute to the biennale, to reflect together on the future of nature conservation in an urbanizing world.