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- University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00
Nearly forty years old, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) remains a landmark act in conservation and one of the world?s most comprehensive laws designed to prevent species extinctions and support recovery efforts for imperiled species. A controversial law and often subject to political attack, the ESA is successful overall but not without difficulties.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the result of 160 million years of isolation from the African mainland. More than 80% of its species are not found anywhere else on Earth. However, this highly diverse flora and fauna is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation and the island has been classified one of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 129.95
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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 27.95
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...
- Springer 2006; US$ 149.00
Flächenverbrauch sowie Störungen und Zerschneidungen in der Landschaft führen für viele Tier- und Pflanzenarten zu einschneidenden Konsequenzen. Erhöhte Mortalität, Dezimierung von Lebensräumen, verringerter Genaustausch und Verinselung der Restpopulationen erfordern eine weit über die einzelne Population oder den einzelnen Biotop hinausgehende Betrachtungsweise.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95
** 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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... more...