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  1. Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas

    An Assessment Guide

    Edited by Marianne Kettunen, Patrick ten Brink

    Protected areas (PAs) contain biodiversity and ecosystems of high conservation value. In addition, these areas provide a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, to our societies and economies, i.e. so called ecosystem services. These services include, for example, an ecosystem's...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development

    Learning Journeys in Conservation

    By John Blewitt, Daniella Tilbury

    Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological,...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Ecotourism-Extraction Nexus

    Political Economies and Rural Realities of (un)Comfortable Bedfellows

    Edited by Bram Büscher, Veronica Davidov

    Series: Routledge ISS Studies in Rural Livelihoods

    Ecotourism and natural resource extraction may be seen as contradictory pursuits, yet in reality they often take place side by side, sometimes even supported by the same institutions. Existing academic and policy literatures generally overlook the phenomenon of ecotourism in areas concurrently...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services

    Edited by Thomas Sikor

    Humankind benefits from a multitude of resources and processes that are supplied by ecosystems, and collectively these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Interest in this topic has grown exponentially over the last decade, as biologists and economists have tried to quantify these benefits to...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid

    The Pergau Dam Affair

    By Tim Lankester

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    The Pergau dam in Malaysia was the most controversial project in the history of British aid. Because of its high cost, it was a poor candidate for aid funding. It was provided in part to honour a highly irregular promise of civil aid in connection with a major arms deal. After two parliamentary...

    Published July 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Redeeming REDD

    Policies, Incentives and Social Feasibility for Avoided Deforestation

    By Michael I. Brown

    It is now well accepted that deforestation is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions and of climate change, with forests representing major sinks for carbon. As a result, public and private initiatives for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) have been widely...

    Published June 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources

    Success Stories and Best Practices

    Edited by Regine Andersen, Tone Winge

    Farmers' Rights are essential for maintaining crop genetic diversity, which is the basis of all food and agricultural production in the world. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture recognizes Farmers' Rights and provides for relevant measures. However,...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa

    Edited by Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon, Matthew McCartney

    In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture simply as a threat and disregards its important contribution to livelihoods. In rural areas...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Collective Learning for Transformational Change

    A Guide to Collaborative Action

    By Valerie A. Brown, Judith A. Lambert

    This step by step guide is for those seeking to undertake a transformational change process based on strong collaboration among diverse interests. Guiding transformational change goes beyond small changes to an existing system. It leads to lasting change in the system itself. The collective...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Marine Genetic Resources, Access and Benefit Sharing

    Legal and Biological Perspectives

    By Bevis Fedder

    Access to genetic resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS) has been promoted under the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the aim of combining biodiversity conservation goals with economic development. However, as this book shows, since its inception in 1992, implementation has encountered...

    Published May 15th 2013 by Routledge