People and Predators
From Conflict To Coexistence

Carnivores provide innumerable ecological benefits and play a unique role in preserving and maintaining ecosystem services and function, but at the same time they can create serious problems for human populations. A key question for...

304 pages
6 x 9

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Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation

The last fifteen years have been a period of dramatic change, both in the world at large and within the fields of ecology and conservation. The end of the Cold War, the dot-com boom and bust, the globalizing economy, and the attacks of September...

245 pages
6 x 9

Why Some Like It Hot
Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity

Do your ears burn whenever you eat hot chile peppers? Does your face immediately flush when you drink alcohol? Does your stomach groan if you are exposed to raw milk or green fava beans? If so, you are probably among the one-third of the world...

244 pages
6 x 9

Rewilding North America
A Vision For Conservation In The 21St Century

In Rewilding North America, Dave Foreman takes on arguably the biggest ecological threat of our time: the global extinction crisis. He not only explains the problem in clear and powerful terms, but also offers a bold, hopeful,...

312 pages
6 x 9
5 illustrations

Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes

Agroforestry -- the practice of integrating trees and other large woody perennials on farms and throughout the agricultural landscape -- is increasingly recognized as a useful and promising strategy that diversifies production for greater...

575 pages
6 x 9

Dragonflies
Status Survey And Conservation Action Plan

IUCN/SSC Odonata Specialist Group

Dragonflies, those beautiful and colorful creatures which can often be seen hovering above water, pre-date dinosaurs. Today, some 5,000 species have been described and many more await discovery and description. The value of dragonflies lies in...

33 pages
8.5 x 11

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Trends And Options Toward The Year 2025

IUCN Biodiversity Policy Coordination Division

The paper published here was produced for discussion during the first World Conservation Congress in Montreal, Canada in October 1996. Drawing on the scientific and technical expertise of his colleagues as well as on past experience, the author...

121 pages
7 x 10

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

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