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  1. 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

  2. The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation

    Edited by Dilys Roe, Joanna Elliott

    Series: Earthscan Reader Series

    In the last decade biodiversity loss and persistent poverty in developing countries have been recognised as major international problems that require urgent attention. However, the nature and scale of the links between these two problems, and between efforts to address them, has been the subject of...

    Published February 25th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Biocultural Diversity Conservation

    A Global Sourcebook

    By Luisa Maffi, Ellen Woodley

    The field of biocultural diversity is emerging as a dynamic, integrative approach to understanding the links between nature and culture and the interrelationships between humans and the environment at scales from the global to the local. Its multifaceted contributions have ranged from theoretical...

    Published February 25th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Conserving Data in the Conservation Reserve

    How A Regulatory Program Runs on Imperfect Information

    By James Hamilton

    Enrolling over 30 million acres, the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is the largest conservation program in the United States. Under the guidelines of the CRP, the federal government pays farmers to stop farming their land in the hopes of achieving a variety of conservation goals, including...

    Published February 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Connectivity Conservation Management

    A Global Guide

    Edited by Graeme L. Worboys, Wendy L. Francis, Michael Lockwood

    In an era of climate change, deforestation and massive habitat loss, we can no longer rely on parks and protected areas as isolated 'islands of wilderness' to conserve and protect vital biodiversity. Increasing connections are being considered and made between protected areas and 'connectivity'...

    Published January 26th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Plant Resources for Food, Fuel and Conservation

    By Robert Henry

    Agriculture and food production have a large footprint on the landscape globally and compete for space with land for nature conservation. This book explores the competition between the food needs of a growing human population and the conservation of biodiversity as intensified by the emerging use...

    Published December 10th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Biodiversity and the Law

    Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge

    Edited by Charles R. McManis

    How do we promote global economic development, while simultaneously preserving local biological and cultural diversity? This authoritative volume, written by leading legal experts and biological and social scientists from around the world, aims to address this question in all of its complexity. The...

    Published October 27th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Social Change and Conservation

    Edited by Krishna B. Ghimire, Michael P. Pimbert

    Protected areas and conservation policies ore usually established with only local nature and wildlife in mind. Yet they con have far reaching consequences for local populations, often undermining their access to resources and their livelihoods. This book is the first comprehensive discussion of the...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Wetlands: Market and Intervention Failures

    Four case studies

    By Kerry Turner, Tom Jones

    Series: Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    Wetlands are vital and valuable resources, both as rich and unique wildlife habitats, and for the functions they fulfil - providing flood and sediment control and coastal protection, as carbon sinks and pollution buffers, for their role in storing and recycling nutrients, as well as for their...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Threatening Desert

    Controlling desertification

    Edited by Alan Grainger

    Series: Natural Resource Management Set

    Lands lost to desert may effectively be lost for ever, so desertification is humanity's most obvious despoliation to the planet. It is certainly one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. In this book the author describes what is happening and where. Although the problem...

    Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge