Proceedings of the Members' Business Assembly
World Conservation Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 17-25 November 2004

Edited by Tim Jones

58 pages
8.5 x 11

Invasive Species
Vectors and Management Strategies

Recent years have seen a steep rise in invasions of non-native species in virtually all major ecoregions on Earth. Along with this rise has come a realization that a rigorous scientific understanding of why, how, when, and where species are...

536 pages
6 x 9

Experiments in Consilience
Integrating Social And Scientific Responses To Save Endangered Species

In his 1998 book Consilience, E.O. Wilson set forth the idea that integrating knowledge and insights from across the spectrum of human study -- the humanities, social science, and natural sciences -- is the key to solving complex...

328 pages
6 x 9

A Challenge To Ecology And Ethics

The present rate and extent of species extinction -- estimated by some scientists as one species every 20 minutes -- are unprecedented in the history of mankind. Human activities are responsible for nearly all species loss, yet ethical aspects...

424 pages
6 x 9

The Kruger Experience
Ecology And Management Of Savanna Heterogeneity

Kruger National Park in South Africa has one of the most extensive sets of records of any protected area in the world, and throughout its history has supported connections between science and management. In recognition of that long-standing...

536 pages
6 x 9

Drafting a Conservation Blueprint
A Practitioner's Guide To Planning For Biodiversity

The Nature Conservancy and Craig Groves; Foreword by Malcolm Hunter

Drafting a Conservation Blueprint lays out for the first time in book form a step-by-step planning process for conserving the biological diversity of entire regions. In an engaging and accessible style, the author explains how to...

404 pages
6 x 9

Animal Behavior and Wildlife Conservation

Efforts to conserve wildlife populations and preserve biological diversity are often hampered by an inadequate understanding of animal behavior. How do animals react to gaps in forested lands, or to sport hunters? Do individual differences...

322 pages
6 x 9

Road Ecology
Science and Solutions

A central goal of transportation is the delivery of safe and efficient services with minimal environmental impact. In practice, though, human mobility has flourished while nature has suffered. Awareness of the environmental impacts of roads is...

504 pages
6 x 9

Monitoring Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Approaches for Evaluating Ecoregional Initiatives

Often a commitment to large ecosystem initiatives is linked both conceptually and legally with requirements for ecological monitoring as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of management actions. Programs to determine ecosystem status and...

384 pages
6 x 9

Conserving Forest Biodiversity
A Comprehensive Multiscaled Approach

While most efforts at biodiversity conservation have focused primarily on protected areas and reserves, the unprotected lands surrounding those area—the "matrix"—are equally important to preserving global biodiversity and...

352 pages
8 x 10

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