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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$ 55.00

    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 Catherine Aubertin; Estienne Rodary

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...