Sacred Natural Sites
Guidelines for Protected Area Managers


106 pages
8 x 10

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge
Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration

Cork oak has historically been an important species in the western Mediterranean—ecologically as a canopy or “framework” tree in natural woodlands, and culturally as an economically valuable resource that underpins local...

352 pages
6 x 9
One 16-page color insert, 2 photos, 41 illustrations

The sacred dimension of protected areas
Proceedings of the Second Workshop of the Delos Initiative, Ouranoupolis 2007

Edited by Josep-Maria Mallarach and Thymio Papayannis

This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website.  The...

5.8 x 8.2

Guidelines for Applying Protected Area Managment Categories

Edited by Nigel Dudley

IUCN’s Protected Areas Management Categories, which classify protected areas according to their management objectives, are today accepted as the benchmark for defining, recording, and classifying protected areas. They are recognized by...

86 pages
8 x 10

Roadless Rules
The Struggle for the Last Wild Forests

Roadless Rules is a fast-paced and insightful look at one of the most important, wide-ranging, and controversial efforts to protect public forests ever undertaken in the United States.


In January 2000, President Clinton...

192 pages
6 x 9

Biodiversity Change and Human Health
From Ecosystem Services to Spread of Disease

Biodiversity Change and Human Health brings together leading experts from the natural science and social science realms as well as the medical community to explore the explicit linkages between human-driven alterations of biodiversity and...

320 pages
6 x 9

New Models for Ecosystem Dynamics and Restoration

As scientific understanding about ecological processes has grown, the idea that ecosystem dynamics are complex, nonlinear, and often unpredictable has gained prominence. Of particular importance is the idea that rather than following an...

366 pages
7 x 10

Poverty, Health, and Ecosystems
Experience from Asia

Edited by Paul Steele, Gonzalo Oviedo, and David McCauley

It is today widely acknowledged both by the development and conservation communities that a vital relationship exists between the sound management of ecosystems, the determinants of poverty and the effectiveness of poverty alleviation efforts....

220 pages
8.5 x 11

Watersheds, Bays, and Bounded Seas
The Science and Management of Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems

Some of the world’s most important bodies of water, from the Black Sea to the Bay of Bengal, are classified as “semi-enclosed marine systems” (SEMS). Separated from the open seas by a strait, island archipelago, or physical...

288 pages
6 x 9

A Critique of Silviculture
Managing for Complexity

The discipline of silviculture is at a crossroads. Silviculturists are under increasing pressure to develop practices that sustain the full function and dynamics of forested ecosystems and maintain ecosystem diversity and resilience while still...

208 pages
6 x 9
1 photo, 13 illustrations


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