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  1. The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management

    Edited by Sue Kidd, Andy Plater, Chris Frid

    The marine environment is one of our most precious yet fragile natural resources. It provides a wide range of essential goods and services, including food, regulation of climate and nutrient cycling, as well as a setting for transport, recreation and tourism. This environment is however extremely...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in National and International Policy Making

    Edited by Patrick ten Brink

    Series: TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study is a major international initiative drawing attention to local, national and global economic benefits of biodiversity, to highlight the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, the benefits of investing in natural...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Beach Management

    Principles and Practice

    By Allan Williams, Anton Micallef

    This comprehensive book provides full coverage of beach management principles and practice, with an emphasis on needs-based management. The book provides a wealth of case studies from the UK, USA, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, and Latin America. The emphasis throughout the book is on optimizing...

    Published January 31st 2011 by Routledge

  4. RFF Natural Resource Management Set

    By Various

    Series: The Resources for the Future Library Collection

    In the early 1950s, the newly founded RFF convened the Mid-Century Conference, where more than 1,500 leaders could 'exchange viewpoints on important resource issues that appear to be of continuing significance for at least the next generation.' This collection gathers RFF's classic, most enduring...

    Published January 19th 2011 by RFF Press

  5. Crop Wild Relatives

    A Manual of in situ Conservation

    Edited by Danny Hunter, Vernon Heywood

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors....

    Published December 21st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands

    Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods

    Edited by Anthony B. Cunningham, Xuefei Yang

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests, they are the primary source of income for the people who live there. These forests...

    Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Economics of Managing Crop Diversity On-farm

    Case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative

    Edited by Edilegnaw Wale, Adam G. Drucker, Kerstin K. Zander

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    The purpose of this book is to assess a variety of economic issues as they relate to agro-biodiversity and show how addressing these issues can assist in agro-biodiversity policy-making. This is illustrated using empirical data from some of the countries (Ethiopia, Nepal and Zambia) which are part...

    Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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 29th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Forests

    Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives

    By James Fargo Balliett

    Forests are considered the lungs of the planet, as they consume and store carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. These biomes, defined as ecological communities dominated by long-lived woody vegetation, historically have provided an economic foundation for growing nations, supplying wood for buildings,...

    Published October 15th 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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 5th 2010 by Routledge