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  • Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascarby Ivan R. Scales

    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...

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

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Freiraum und Naturschutzby Hermann Baier; Frithjof Erdmann; Rainer Holz; Arno Waterstraat

    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...

  • Saving the Earth as a Careerby Malcolm L. Hunter; David Lindenmayer; Aram Calhoun

    Wiley 2008; US$ 41.95

    Written in an informal and engaging style, Saving the Earth as a Career is an ideal resource for students and professionals pursuing a career in conservation. Written in an informal and engaging style this book introduces all the important steps to becoming a conservation professional, from making the right career choice to finding a position... 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...

  • Protected Areas and Regional Development in Europeby Ingo Mose

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 130.00

    The past decade has seen a marked increase in the innovative and dynamic types of protected areas in Europe. Illustrated with a wide range of case studies from across Europe, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between protected areas and regional development policies and suggests the most innovative and successful ways... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 155.00

    Our thirst for water grows with our population, but the amount of fresh water available on Earth is fixed. If we assume "business as usual" by 2050 about forty per cent of the projected global population of nine point four billion is expected to be facing water stress or scarcity. This book explores water and food production at global and regional... more...