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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ecological Hoofprintby Tony Weis

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The Ecological Hoofprint is a rigorous and eye-opening explanation of how industrial livestock production is driving the exploding global consumption of meat, which is implicated in momentous but greatly under-appreciated problems. Tony Weis, author of the ground-breaking The Global Food Economy, shows what this means for the health of the planet,... more...

  • The Legacy of a Red Hills Hunting Plantationby Robert L Crawford; William R Brueckheimer

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 34.95

    The Red Hills region is an idyllic setting filled with longleaf pines that stretches from Tallahassee, Florida, to Thomasville, Georgia. At its heart lies Tall Timbers, a former hunting plantation. In 1919, sportsman Henry L. Beadel purchased the Red Hills plantation to be used for quail hunting. As was the tradition, he conducted prescribed burnings... more...

  • Proactive Strategies for Protecting Speciesby C. Josh Donlan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Now 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...

  • Protected Areas, Sustainable Land?by Ms Catherine Aubertin; Ms Estienne Rodary

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Protected areas, such as nature reserves, national parks and marine conservation areas, are the main tool of nature conservation policies and are increasing on a worldwide scale. They are one of the main forms of environmental planning, and conservation institutions have increasing means at their disposal. At the same time, the goals of protected... more...

  • Protected Areas and Regional Development in Europeby Ingo Mose; Professor Adrian McDonald

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    While originally created as reserves for beautiful landscapes and endangered species, protected areas in Europe were subsequently used as a means to preserve whole ecosystems, with restrictions on human activities and impacts. More recently, protected areas are also being considered as instruments for regional development, particularly in marginal... 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...

  • The Science of Sustainable Developmentby Jeffrey Sayer; Bruce Campbell

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 60.00

    This book demonstrates how practical science can be applied to real-life conservation and development problems. more...