Accessing Biodiversity and Sharing the Benefits
Lessons from Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity

Edited by Stephen Brush and Santiago Carrizosa; Foreword by Patrick McGuire

The book aims to address the lack of information on the experiences of others by providing a comparative analysis of national access and benefit-sharing laws and policies in the 41 Pacific Rim countries that signed the CBD. It provides key...

315 pages
8 x 11.2

The Precautionary Principle in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resource Management
An Issues Paper for Policy-Makers, Researchers and Practitioners

Rosie Cooney

The precautionary principle, or precautionary approach, is now widely accepted in environmental law and policy at international and, increasingly, national level. However, the principle remains highly controversial, its meaning contested, its...

51 pages
6.5 x 9.2

Forests and Protected Areas
Guidance on the Use of the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories

Nigel Dudley; Edited by Adrian Phillips

Protected areas are the cornerstone of virtually all national and international conservation policies. About 10% of the world’s forests are to be found in protected areas, and Forest Protected Areas make a critical contribution to...

58 pages
8.25 x 11.75

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

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


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