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  • Biological Diversityby Louise E. Buck; Charles C. Geisler; John Schelhas; Eva Wollenberg

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 132.95

    We live in a world of wide pendulum swings regarding management policies for protected areas, particularly as they affect the involvement of local people in management. Such swings can be polarizing and halt on-the-ground progress. There is a need to find ways to protect biodiversity while creating common ground and building management capacity through... more...

  • Transfrontier Conservation in Africa At the Confluence of Capital, Politics and Natureby M. Ramutsindela

    CABI 2007; US$ 70.00

    Transfrontier conservation is a global concept, which encompasses the protection of biodiversity spanning the borders of two or more countries in ways that support local economic development, international relations and peace. Nowhere is this more relevant but highly debatable than in Africa,. which is home to a third of the world's terrestrial biodiversity,... more...

  • Thirstby Alan Snitow; Deborah Kaufman; Michael Fox

    Wiley 2007; US$ 31.00 US$ 21.70

    Out of sight of most Americans, global corporations like Nestlé, Suez, and Veolia are rapidly buying up our local water sources—lakes, streams, and springs—and taking control of public water services. In their drive to privatize and commodify water, they have manipulated and bought politicians, clinched backroom deals, and subverted... more...

  • Transforming Parks and Protected Areasby Kevin S. Hanna; Douglas A. Clark; D. Scott Slocombe

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 56.95

    ** This title was originally published in 2007. The version published in 2012 is a PB reprint of the original HB** The protection of natural resources and biodiversity through protected areas is increasingly based on ecological principles. Simultaneously the concept of ecosystem-based management has become broadly accepted and implemented over... more...

  • Conservation and the Environmentby Paul R. Greenland; Annamarie L. Sheldon

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 49.50

    Conservation and environmental jobs account for between 1 and 3 percent of total U.S. employment, and educational options for this field have grown significantly in recent years. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are now some 515 colleges that offer degrees in natural resources and conservation fields, 266 that offer environmental sciences... more...

  • Rights Resources and Rural Developmentby Christo Fabricius; Eddie Koch; Stephen Turner; Hector Magome

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 37.50

    Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is an approach that offers multiple related benefits: securing rural livelihoods; ensuring careful conservation and management of biodiversity and other resources; and empowering communities to manage these resources sustainably. Recently however the CBNRM concept has attracted criticism for failing... more...

  • Against Extinctionby William (Bill) Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    'Conservation in the 21st century needs to be different and this book is a good indicator of why.'Bulletin of British Ecological Society Against Extinction tells the history of wildlife conservation from its roots in the 19th century, through the foundation of the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire in London in 1903 to the... more...

  • Arguments for Protected Areasby Nigel Dudley; Sue Stolton

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    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 future will depend on showing their wider benefits for... more...

  • Transborder Governance of Forests, Rivers and Seasby Wil de Jong; Denyse Snelder; Noboru Ishikawa

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Natural resources often stretch across borders that separate modern nation states. This can create conflict and limit opportunities for regulated consumption of their goods and services, but also provide opportunities for joint multinational efforts that exceed single country capabilities. This book illustrates the diversity of transborder natural... more...

  • Water for Food in a Changing Worldby Alberto Garrido; Helen Ingram

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95

    There is not enough water globally for all the things humans need and want water to do for us. Water supply bubbles are bursting in China, the Middle East and India with potentially serious implications for the global economy and for political stability. Even the United States is depleting groundwater on average 25% faster than it is being replenished.... more...