Indigenous and Local Communities and Protected Areas
Towards Equity and Enhanced Conservation

Edited by Grazia Feyerabend and Ashish Kothari

Conventional approaches to managing protected areas have often seen people and nature as separate entities. They preclude human communities from using natural resources and assume that their concerns are incompatible with conservation. Protected...

112 pages
8 x 11.8

Ex Situ Plant Conservation
Supporting Species Survival In The Wild

Center for Plant Conservation; Edited by Edward O. Guerrant, Kayri Havens-Young, and Michael Maunder; Foreword by Peter H. Raven

Faced with widespread and devastating loss of biodiversity in wild habitats, scientists have developed innovative strategies for studying and protecting targeted plant and animal species in "off-site" facilities such as botanic...

536 pages
6 x 9

Rivers for Life
Managing Water For People And Nature

The conventional approach to river protection has focused on water quality and maintaining some ""minimum"" flow that was thought necessary to ensure the viability of a river. In recent years, however, scientific research...

220 pages
6 x 9
38 photos and illustrations

Towards Forest Sustainability

The world's montane forests are vitally important for conservation and water catchment. Because logging regimes have significant impacts on biodiversity as well as water quality and water quantity, the management of these forests has often been a...

212 pages
5.5 x 8.5

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

Edited by Peter Friederici and Ecological Restoration Institute; Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests brings together practitioners and thinkers from a variety of fields—including forestry, biology, philosophy, ecology, political science, archaeology, botany, and geography...

584 pages
6 x 9

Wildlife Restoration
Techniques for Habitat Analysis and Animal Monitoring

Michael L. Morrison; Foreword by Paul R. Krausman

Wildlife Restoration links restoration ecology and wildlife management in an accessible and comprehensive guide to restoring wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. It offers readers a thorough overview of the types of...

215 pages
6 x 9

No Place Distant
Roads and Motorized Recreation on America's Public Lands

While many of the roads on public lands provide a great service with relatively little harm, others create significant problems -- from habitat fragmentation to noise pollution to increased animal mortality -- with little or no benefit.


253 pages
6 x 9

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

The Historical Ecology Handbook
A Restorationist's Guide To Reference Ecosystems

Edited by Dave Egan and Evelyn A. Howell

A fundamental aspect of the work of ecosystem restoration is to rediscover the past and bring it into the present -- to determine what needs to be restored, why it was lost, and how best to make it live again. Yet until now, there has been no...

469 pages
6 x 9

Restoring Nature
Perspectives From The Social Sciences And Humanities

Edited by Paul H. Gobster and R. Bruce Hull

Ecological restoration is an inherently challenging endeavor. Not only is its underlying science still developing, but the concept itself raises complex questions about nature, culture, and the role of humans in the landscape.

Using a recent...

269 pages
6 x 9


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