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  1. Monitoring Forest Biodiversity

    Improving Conservation through Ecologically-Responsible Management

    By Toby Gardner

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The fate of much of the world's terrestrial biodiversity depends upon our ability to improve the management of forest ecosystems that have already been substantially modified by humans. Monitoring is an essential ingredient in meeting this challenge, allowing us to measure the impact of different...

    Published January 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets

    Livelihoods and Agroecology in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Stewart Lockie, David Carpenter

    Debate about how best to ensure the preservation of agricultural biodiversity is caught in a counter-productive polemic between proponents and critics of market-based instruments and agricultural modernisation. This book argues that neither position does justice to the range of strategies that...

    Published January 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Business and Enterprise

    Edited by Joshua Bishop

    Series: TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

    This book is a product of the TEEB study (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity). It provides important evidence of growing corporate concern about biodiversity loss and offers examples of how leading companies are taking action to conserve biodiversity and to restore ecosystems. ...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  4. A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species

    Edited by Robert A. Francis

    Invasive non-native species are a major threat to global biodiversity. Often introduced accidentally through international travel or trade, they invade and colonize new habitats, often with devastating consequences for the local flora and fauna. Their environmental impacts can range from damage to...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Portfolio for the Planet

    Lessons from 10 Years of Impact Investing

    By Tammy E. Newmark, Michele Anne Pena

    Rapid growth of the global economy has accelerated the degradation of the Earth’s most important asset: the environment. Increasing poverty and challenges arising from climate change further threaten the planet’s natural systems. With a rising global population, the demand on natural resources to...

    Published November 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Agrobiodiversity and the Law

    Regulating Genetic Resources, Food Security and Cultural Diversity

    By Juliana Santilli

    A wide range of crop genetic resources is vital for future food security. Loss of agricultural biodiversity increases the risk of relying on a limited number of staple food crops. However, many laws, such as seed laws, plant varieties protection and access and benefit-sharing laws, have direct...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Custodians of Biodiversity

    Sharing Access to and Benefits of Genetic Resources

    Edited by Manuel Ruiz, Ronnie Vernooy

    Globally, local and indigenous approaches to conserving biodiversity, crop improvement, and managing precious natural resources are under threat. Many communities have to deal with 'biopiracy,' for example. As well, existing laws are usually unsuitable for protecting indigenous and traditional...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Water Policy in New Mexico

    Addressing the Challenge of an Uncertain Future

    By David Brookshire, Hoshin Gupta, Olen Paul Matthews

    Series: RFF Press Water Policy Series

    This book addresses water management issues in the State of New Mexico. It focuses on our current understanding of the natural world, capabilities in numerical modeling, existing and evolving regulatory frameworks, and specific issues such as water quality, endangered species and the evolution of...

    Published October 20th 2011 by RFF Press

  9. Food, Globalization and Sustainability

    By Peter Oosterveer, David A. Sonnenfeld

    Food is increasingly traded internationally, thereby transforming the organization of food production and consumption globally and influencing most food-related practices. This transition is generating unfamiliar challenges related to sustainability of food provision, the social impacts of...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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