[Caring for the Earth: A Strategy for Sustainable Living] published in 1991, is a follow-up to the [World Conservation Strategy]. It formulates principles for sustainable living and the actions to put the principles into practice with the aim of integrating conservation and development and is composed of three parts: [Part I: the principles for sustainable living]. The principles are respect and care for the community of life, improving the quality of human life, conserving the Earth's carrying capacity, changing personal attitudes and practices, enabling communities to care for their own environments, providing a national framework for integrating development and conservation, and forging a global alliance. More substance is given to the principles in the following eight chapters. [Part II: additional actions for sustainable living]. These describe corresponding actions that are required in relation to the main areas of human activity and some of the major components of the biosphere. The chapters deal with energy, business, industry and commerce, human settlements, farms and rangelands, freshwater, and oceans and coastal areas. [Part III: guidelines for implementation and follow-up].