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

West African Chimpanzees
Status Survey And Conservation Action Plan

Edited by Rebecca Kormos

Wild chimpanzees are only found in tropical Africa, where their populations have declined by more than 66% in the last 30 years. This Action Plan focuses on one of the four chimpanzee subspecies, the western chimpanzee, which is one of the two...

229 pages
8.8 x 11

African Elephant Status Report 2002
An Update From The African Elephant Database

C. G. Craig, I. Douglas-Hamilton, H. T. Dublin, J.A. Hart, C. R. Thouless, R.F.W. Barnes, and J. J. Blanc

The African elephant is the largest living land mammal, and their potential impact on their habitats raises important management issues both for protected areas and unprotected land. This Status Report, derived from data contained in the African...

301 pages
8.2 x 10.8

Flames in Our Forest
Disaster or Renewal?

Shaped by fire for thousands of years, the forests of the western United States are as adapted to periodic fires as they are to the region's soils and climate. Our widespread practice of ignoring the vital role of fire is costly in both...

248 pages
6 x 9

Making Parks Work
Strategies for Preserving Tropical Nature

Most scientists and researchers working in tropical areas are convinced that parks and protected areas are the only real hope for saving land and biodiversity in those regions. Rather than giving up on parks that are foundering, ways must be...

511 pages
6 x 9

Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape

Edited by Thomas Vale

For nearly two centuries, the creation myth for the United States imagined European settlers arriving on the shores of a vast, uncharted wilderness. Over the last two decades, however, a contrary vision has emerged, one which sees the country...

336 pages
6 x 9

Ranching West of the 100th Meridian
Culture, Ecology, and Economics

Recommended by The Nature Conservancy magazine.

Ranching West of the 100th Meridian offers a literary and thought-provoking look at ranching and its role in the changing West. The book's lyrical and deeply felt narratives,...

196 pages
6 x 9

Wildlife Responses to Climate Change
North American Case Studies

Edited by Stephen H. Schneider and Terry Root; Foreword by Mark Van Putten

Wildlife Responses to Climate Change is the culmination of a three-year project to research and study the impacts of global climate change on ecosystems and individual wildlife species in North America. In 1997, the National Wildlife...

350 pages
6 x 9

Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific
A Conservation Assessment

Eric Wikramanayake, Eric Dinerstein, and Colby J. Loucks; Foreword by Stuart Pimm

"This book, along with its companions in this series, takes an ecoregional approach, dividing large regions into small, distinct units, each with its characteristic species, ecosystems, natural history, and threats. As such, it has no peers. It...

824 pages
8.5 x 11

Large Mammal Restoration
Ecological And Sociological Challenges In The 21St Century

Edited by David Maehr, Reed F. Noss, and Jeffery L. Larkin; Foreword by Melvin E. Sunquist

Evidence is mounting that top carnivores and other large mammals play a pivotal role in regulating ecosystem health and function, yet those are the species that are most likely to have been eliminated by past human activities. In recent...

336 pages
6 x 9

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