Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
A Framework For Assessment

Ecosystems and Human Well-being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decision-makers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem...

212 pages
6 x 9

Natural Assets
Democratizing Ownership Of Nature

Low-income communities frequently suffer from a lack of access to, or lack of control over, the natural resources that surround them. In many cases, their local environment has been degraded by years of resource extraction and pollution by...

368 pages
6 x 9

Worlds Apart
Globalization And The Environment

Worlds Apart presents a cohesive set of essays by leading thinkers on the subject of globalization, offering a thoughtful overview of the major environmental issues related to globalization in a clear, reasoned style. Framed by Gus Speth...

192 pages
6 x 9

2nd Pan-African Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Africa
Iucn Sustainable Use Specialist Group

Bihini Won wa Musiti

This bilingual publication results from a four-day symposium aimed at capturing the general directions and analytical issues that characterize approaches to sustainable use in Africa. The papers included in this work are organized under four...

270 pages
8.2 x 11.5

Extractive Industries in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones
Environmental Planning And Management

Edited by Joachim Gratzfeld

This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are...

111 pages
6.5 x 9.2

Bronx Ecology
Blueprint for a New Environmentalism

Allen Hershkowitz; Foreword by Maya Lin

"The Bronx Community Paper Company teaches us that we have the power, if we muster the will, creativity, and cooperation, to recover lost pieces of America's environment, return them to good health, protect other lands and resources from being...

200 pages
6 x 9

Ecotourism and Certification
Setting Standards In Practice

Edited by Martha Honey

The idea of "ecotourism" has taken off in recent years, but a crucial detail is often neglected: how do we know that an enterprise truly meets the goals and standards of ecotourism? Certification—the rating of lodges, resorts,...

272 pages
6 x 9

Making Parks Work
Strategies for Preserving Tropical Nature

Most scientists and researchers working in tropical areas are convinced that parks and protected areas are the only real hope for saving land and biodiversity in those regions. Rather than giving up on parks that are foundering, ways must be...

511 pages
6 x 9

The New Economy of Nature
The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable

Why shouldn't people who deplete our natural assets have to pay, and those who protect them reap profits? Conservation-minded entrepreneurs and others around the world are beginning to ask just that question, as the increasing scarcity of...

250 pages
6 x 9

Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems

Creating institutions to meet the challenge of sustainability is arguably the most important task confronting society; it is also dauntingly complex. Ecological, economic, and social elements all play a role, but despite ongoing efforts,...

450 pages
6 x 9
81 photos and illustrations


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