Integrating Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use
Lessons Learned From Ecological Networks

Graham Bennett

IUCN’s 5th World Parks Congress (2003) concluded that parks should not exist as unique islands, but need to be planned and managed as an integral part of the broader landscape. Ecological networks provide an operational model for conserving...

55 pages
6.2 x 9.2

Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development
International Covenant On Environment And Development

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

The Draft Covenant is a blueprint for an international framework (or umbrella) agreement consolidating and developing existing legal principles related to environment and development. Since the publication of the second edition in 2000, there...

193 pages
6.5 x 9.2

International Environmental Governance
An International Regime For Protected Areas

Edited by John Scanlon and Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin

With 'good governance' firmly entrenched on the international agenda, this publication analyses the trends affecting protected area governance at the international level, and goes on to explore emerging issues concerning certification,...

75 pages
6.2 x 9.2

From Conquest to Conservation
Our Public Lands Legacy

From Conquest to Conservation is a visionary new work from three of the nation’s most knowledgeable experts on public lands. As chief of the Forest Service, Mike Dombeck became a lightning rod for public debate over issues such as...

232 pages
6 x 9

The Coming Democracy
New Rules For Running A New World

National governments are proving ill-equipped to manage an increasingly complicated suite of global problems, from infectious diseases to climate change to conflicts over international trade. In The Coming Democracy, leading political...

272 pages
6 x 9

Precaution, Environmental Science, and Preventive Public Policy

Edited by Joel Tickner

The "precautionary principle"—the idea that society should guard against potentially harmful activities even if some cause and effect relationships have not been fully established—has often been attacked for being unscientific....

320 pages
6 x 9

Energy Revolution
Policies for a Sustainable Future

The transformation from a carbon-based world economy to one based on high efficiency and renewables is a necessary step if human society is to achieve sustainability. But while scientists and researchers have made significant advances in energy...

256 pages
6 x 9

Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts
Concepts And Cases

Despite a vast amount of effort and expertise devoted to them, many environmental conflicts have remained mired in controversy, stubbornly defying resolution. Why can some environmental problems be resolved in one locale but remain contentious...

296 pages
6 x 9

Water Follies by Robert J. Glennon | An Island Press book
Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters

The Santa Cruz River that once flowed through Tucson, Arizona is today a sad mirage of a river. Except for brief periods following heavy rainfall, it is bone dry. The cottonwood and willow trees that once lined its banks have died, and the...

304 pages
6 x 9
19 photos, 6 illustrations

Panarchy Synopsis
Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems

‘Panarchy’ is a new term coined from the name of the Greek god Pan, a symbol of universal nature and associated with unpredictable change. It represents an alternative framework for managing the issues that emerge from the interaction...

64 pages
6 x 9

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