Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration
Five Case Studies from the United States

Edited by Mary Doyle and Cynthia Drew

Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration presents case studies of five of the most noteworthy large-scale restoration projects in the United States: Chesapeake Bay, the Everglades, California Bay Delta, the Platte River Basin, and the Upper Mississippi...

340 pages
6 x 9

Salvage Logging and Its Ecological Consequences

Salvage logging—removing trees from a forested area in the wake of a catastrophic event such as a wildfire or hurricane—is highly controversial. Policymakers and those with an economic interest in harvesting trees typically argue that...

246 pages
6 x 9

Adapting to Global Change
Mediterranean Forests
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. This book, in...

253 pages
6.5 x 9.2

Noninvasive Survey Methods for Carnivores

The status of many carnivore populations is of growing concern to scientists and conservationists, making the need for data pertaining to carnivore distribution, abundance, and habitat use ever more pressing. Recent developments in “...

400 pages
8.5 x 11

Revolution on the Range by Courtney White | An Island Press book
The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West

In the final decade of the twentieth century, the American West was at war. Battle lines had hardened, with environmentalists squarely on one side of the fence, and ranchers on the other. By the mid-1990s, debates over the region’s damaged...

248 pages
6 x 9

State of the Wild 2008-2009
A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, and Oceans

Edited by Eva Fearn; Foreword by Ward Woods

State of the Wild is a biennial series that brings together international conservation experts and writers to discuss emerging issues in the conservation of wildlife and wild places.   Each volume in the series combines evocative writings...

312 pages
8 x 10
158 photos, 10 illustrations

Managing seagrasses for resilience to climate change

Mats Björk, Fred Short, Elizabeth McLeod, and Sven Beer

Seagrasses are flowering plants that thrive in shallow oceanic and estuarine waters around the world. Although there are only about 60 species of seagrasses worldwide, these plants play an important role in many shallow, near-shore, marine...

55 pages
8 x 12

Governance for Sustainability
Issues, Challenges, Successes

Klaus Bosselmann, Ron Engel, and Prue Taylor

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.    Governance...

260 pages
6.8 x 9.5

Protected Areas and Spirituality
Proceedings of the First Workshop of the Delos Initiative

Edited by Josep-Maria Mallarach and Thymio Papayannis

The Delos Initiative focuses on the sacred natural sites in developed countries throughout the world. Its main purpose is to help in maintaining both the sanctity and the biodiversity of these sites, through the understanding of the complex...

327 pages
5.75 x 8.25

Status of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean sea

Ameer Abdulla, Marina Gomei, Elodie Maison, and Catherine Piante

The main aim of this report is to assess progress towards a network of ecologically representative and effectively managed MPAs that meets international obligations for conservation of the Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, results of this survey...

152 pages
11.6 x 8.3


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