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  1. Authenticity in Nature

    Making Choices about the Naturalness of Ecosystems

    By Nigel Dudley

    This book examines the concept of naturalness in ecosystems, discusses its values and considers choices about the level of naturalness in conservation efforts. The author argues that all ecosystems have been modified and the idea of places 'untouched by humans' is a myth. But there are large...

    Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Endangered Species Act and Federalism

    Effective Conservation through Greater State Commitment

    Edited by Kaush Arha, Barton H. Thompson Jr.

    States today play a major role in implementing and enforcing environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. A thirty year review of ESA identified state leadership in species conservation as a necessary element in better conserving the...

    Published August 8th 2011 by RFF Press

  3. Confronting Biopiracy

    Challenges, Cases and International Debates

    By Daniel Robinson

    'Biopiracy' refers either to the unauthorized extraction of biological resources, such as plants with medicinal properties, and associated traditional knowledge from indigenous peoples and local communities, or to the patenting of spurious 'inventions' based on such knowledge or resources without...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Sponsoring Nature

    Environmental Philanthropy for Conservation

    By Maano Ramutsindela, Marja Spierenburg, Harry Wels

    Saving the world's flora and fauna, especially high-profile examples such as chimpanzees, whales and the tropical rain forests, is big business. Individuals and companies channel their resources to the preservation of nature through various ways, one of which is the funding of environmental...

    Published August 1st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security

    Stakeholder Perspectives on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    Edited by Christine Frison, Francisco Lopez, Jose Esquinas-Alcazar

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is a pivotal piece of recent legislation, providing a route map for the use of such resources for sustainable agriculture and food security. Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security explains clearly the...

    Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

    A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning, 2nd Edition

    By Erich Hoyt

    The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new...

    Published July 13th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Water Policy in Minnesota

    Issues, Incentives, and Action

    Edited by K. William Easter, Jim Perry

    Series: RFF Press Water Policy Series

    Minnesota has a unique role in U.S. water policy. Hydrologically, it is a state with more than 12,000 lakes, an inland sea, and the headwaters of three major river systems: the St Lawrence, the Red River of the North, and the Mississippi. Institutionally, Minnesota is also unique. All U.S. states...

    Published June 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Atlas of Coasts and Oceans

    Mapping Ecosystems, Threatened Resources and Marine Conservation

    By Don Hinrichsen

    Series: The Earthscan Atlas

    This unique assessment of the world's coasts and oceans details the ecological, environmental and economic importance of each and the global challenges we face to manage common waters and the resources they contain before development threatens to destroy the ultimate source of all life on the 'blue...

    Published May 13th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Whales and Dolphins

    Cognition, Culture, Conservation and Human Perceptions

    Edited by Philippa Brakes, Mark Peter Simmonds

    Whales and dolphins are icons for the conservation movement. They are the most conspicuous ambassadors for entire marine ecosystems and possibly even for the biosphere as a whole. Concurrent with our realisation of impending threats to their environment is a growing scientific understanding of the...

    Published April 30th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity

    A Planet in Peril

    Edited by Ahmed Djoghlaf, Felix Dodds

    Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the threats presented to human security and well-being by the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity recently confirmed as one of the critical 'planetary boundaries' that has already been exceeded....

    Published April 22nd 2011 by Routledge