Proceedings of the Members' Business Assembly
World Conservation Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 17-25 November 2004

Edited by Tim Jones

58 pages
8.5 x 11

The Precautionary Principle in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resource Management
An Issues Paper for Policy-Makers, Researchers and Practitioners

Rosie Cooney

The precautionary principle, or precautionary approach, is now widely accepted in environmental law and policy at international and, increasingly, national level. However, the principle remains highly controversial, its meaning contested, its...

51 pages
6.5 x 9.2

Can Protected Areas Contribute to Poverty Reduction?
Opportunity and Limitations

Lea M Scherl, Alison Wilson, and Robert Wild

Poverty has become the central concern for development agencies, and because many of the areas that are most important for conserving biodiversity are occupied by poor people, or have poor people living around them, the relationship between...

60 pages
6 x 8

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Edited by Susana Calvo and Gillian Martin-Mehers; Foreword by Gillian Mehers

CEPA tools have been identified as one of the keys to achieving better outcomes in a broad range of environmental projects – increased community engagement, higher levels of collaboration among stakeholders, better targeted public awareness...

122 pages
8.5 x 11.8

Environmental Law in Developing Countries: Volume II
Selected Issues

Marianela Bonilla and Edgar Fernandez

This book contains a selection of papers on various legal issues of interest to developing countries which have been prepared by Fellows from InWent who came to Germany between 2002 and 2004 from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to research and...

149 pages
6.5 x 9.5

The Protected Landscape Approach
Linking Nature, Culture and Community

Edited by Nora Mitchell, Michael Beresford, and Jessica Brown

The traditional patterns of land use that have created many of the world’s cultural landscapes contribute to biodiversity, support ecological processes, provide important environmental services, and have proven sustainable over the...

268 pages
6.5 x 9.5

International Water Governance: Conservation of Freshwater Ecosystems
Vol. 1: International Agreements Compilation and Analysis

Edited by Alejandro Iza

An analysis is provided of the most relevant provisions on freshwater ecosystems conservation, present in international treaties, and bilateral and multilateral agreements relating to rivers and lakes. Also includes an analysis of relevant...

324 pages
8.2 x 11.2

Communicating Protected Areas

Edited by Elisabeth Auchincloss; Foreword by Denise Hamu

Protected areas operate within complex ecological and social systems, presenting challenges that cannot be resolved by technical solution alone. Achieving the management objectives of protected areas requires a social approach in which strategic...

311 pages
8.2 x 11.5

Explanatory Guide to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 57

Gerald Moore

The entry into force of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture marks the commitment of the world community to a freestanding convention directed at addressing both global needs for food security and...

212 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas
A global review of challenges and options

Lucy Emerton, Joshua Bishop, and Lee Thomas

It has become clear during recent global deliberations on biodiversity conservation that achieving Protected Area (PA) financial sustainability will require major changes in the way that PA funding is conceptualized, captured and used. With many...

97 pages
8.25 x 11.75


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