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Conservation of natural resources; Handbooks, manuals, etc

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  • Conserving Agricultureby Ajoy Gangopadhyay

    GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00

    Conservation agriculture refers to a range of soil management practices that minimise effects on composition, structure and natural biodiversity and reduce erosion and degradation. It hold tremendous potential for all sizes of farms and agro-ecological systems, but its adoption is perhaps most urgently required by smallholder farmers, especially those... more...

  • Conflicts over Natural Resources: A Reference Handbookby Jacqueline Vaughn

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 61.00

    This work is an overview of the critical natural resource conflicts facing the United States and the world, and current attempts to resolve them peacefully. more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    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. Giving an account of the extension and diversification of protected areas, this book determines whether these two processes constitute a breakdown in conservation policies. more...

  • People, Plants and Protected Areasby John Tuxill; Gary Paul Nabhan; with Elizabeth Drexler; Michael Hathaway

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Conservation of plant resources is often focused on seed banks and botanical gardens. However, the two authors of this volume present a comprehensive conservation strategy that complements this ex-situ approach with practical guidance on in-situ management and conservation of plant resources. The book aims to facilitate better management of protected... more...

  • Partnerships for Protectionby Sue Stolton; Nigel Dudley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Taking into consideration the fact that many ecosystems are under-represented in protected areas of land and water and traditional management methods have often been ineffective, this volume describes how improvements can be made. Specifically, it explores ways of ensuring that all major ecosystems are safeguarded, and innovative approaches to conservation... more...

  • Adaptive Cross-scalar Governance of Natural Resourcesby Grenville Barnes; Brian Child

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.00

    Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin America. The authors make the case for reaching beyond... more...

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

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 132.95

    Foreword, Norman Uphoff Introduction: The Challenge of Adaptive Collaborative Management, John Schelhas, Louise E. Buck, and Charles C. Geisler I. Foundations of Adaptive Collaborative Management Kai N. Lee, Appraising Adaptive Management, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Roles for Civil Society in Protected Area Management: A Global Perspective on Current Trends... more...

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

    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...

  • 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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 110.00

    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...