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  1. Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

    Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges

    Edited by K N Ninan

    This book comprehensively addresses the economic, social and institutional difficulties in conserving biodiversity and the ecosystem services that it provides. It covers a wide range of issues such as biodiversity, ecosystem services and valuation in the context of diverse ecosystems such as...

    Published October 28th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Sacred Natural Sites

    Conserving Nature and Culture

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Robert Wild, Jeffrey Mcneely, Gonzalo Oviedo

    Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy...

    Published October 4th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Ecosystem Goods and Services from Plantation Forests

    Edited by Jurgen Bauhus, Peter van der Meer, Markku Kanninen

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Plantation forests often have a negative image. They are typically assumed to be poor substitutes for natural forests, particularly in terms of biodiversity conservation, carbon storage, provision of clean drinking water and other non-timber goods and services. Often they are monocultures that do...

    Published August 19th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Forecasting Forest Futures

    A Hybrid Modelling Approach to the Assessment of Sustainability of Forest Ecosystems and their Values

    By Hamish Kimmins, Juan A. Blanco, Brad Seely, Clive Welham, Kim Scoullar

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    Modelling is an important tool for understanding the complexity of forest ecosystems and the variety of interactions of ecosystem components, processes and values. This book describes the hybrid approach to modelling forest ecosystems and their possible response to natural and management-induced...

    Published July 27th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Ocean Zoning

    Making Marine Management More Effective

    By Tundi Agardy

    Our knowledge of the oceans is increasing rapidly, as more powerful tools for exploration and exploitation make it easier to locate valuable resources, such as fish stocks, oil and gas reserves, or sites for wind and hydropower schemes. At the same time competition for space has intensified,...

    Published July 27th 2010 by Routledge

  7. World Atlas of Mangroves

    By Mark Spalding, Mami Kainuma, Lorna Collins

    Published with ISME, ITTO and project partners FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH. This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by a leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Effective Ecological Monitoring

    By David Lindenmayer, Gene E. Likens

    Ecologists and managers of natural resources readily acknowledge the importance of long-term studies and monitoring for improved understanding and management of complex environmental systems. Long-term data are crucially important for providing baselines for evaluating environmental change. They...

    Published May 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Responsible Tourism

    Critical Issues for Conservation and Development

    Edited by Anna Spenceley

    Responsible Tourism presents a wide variety of valuable lessons learned in responsible tourism initiatives in Southern Africa that many tourism practitioners can use in their efforts to make the tourism sector work for the poor and for the environment. Dr Harsh Varma, Director, Development...

    Published April 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Arguments for Protected Areas

    Multiple Benefits for Conservation and Use

    Edited by Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley

    Most protected areas (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) have been created to protect wildlife and land- and seascape values. They currently cover over 13% of the world's land surface, around 12% of marine coastal areas and 4% of the marine shelf. Retaining and expanding these areas in the...

    Published March 23rd 2010 by Routledge