Towards Conservation and Sustainable Use
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This publication provides a conceptual framework for market creation in the biodiversity policy arena, as well as several examples of where the use of markets can assist policy makers in the search for more sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity.
Author: Y. S. Shishodiya
Category: Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Is One Of The Major Global Resources. It Has Suffered From Diverse Natural And Man-Made Catastrophes But Continues To Provide Food, Medicinal Products And A Wide Range Of Other Materials Which Could Be Guranteed For The Future It Managed In A Sustainable Manner. Human Influence Is By Far The Greatest Threat To Diversity. No Part Of The Planet Escapes The Effects Of Human Activity, Which Affects Diversity Either Directly Or Indirectly. The Present Book Biodiversity For Sustainable Development Includes 21 Chapters On The Topics Which Are Contributing Towards This Goal. Chapters Related To Biodiversity Includes-Exploration, Utilization Conservation And Management Of Non-Timber Forest Resources, Biodiversity : The Impact Of Biotechnology, Gis-An Advanced Tool To Study Biodiversity, Some Threaten Plant And Animal Species Of Assam And Meghalaya Region, Sustainable Management Of Soil Fertility In Rainfed Farming Systems, Phytoplanktonic Diversity, Change Detection In Wetland Environment, Turnover Rate Of Forest Flover Liter And Biodiversity Aspects Of Biosphere Reserve. Articles Covers Information On Studies On Rhizobium Association With Sesbania Sps. Fundamental Facts About Grasses, Fruit Crops, A Viable Alternative To Shifting Cultivation, Ornithophitous Adaptations Of Some Plant Species, Primary Vascular Differentiation In Fabaceae, Antibacterial Properties Of Herbal Tooth Powder, Plants Used In Cosmetics. Some Articles Viz. Forensic Botany : Applications, Aspects And Prospects Of Plant Materials In Criminal Investigations, Village Scale Production And Use Of Leaf Concentrate And A Comparative Study Of The Functionality Of Plant Proteins And Their Uses In Food System Have Added Value To The Book. This Book Will Be Highly Beneficial To Students, Teachers And Research Workers In The Field Of Botany, Biodiversity Conservation And Environmental Science.
A Handbook of Techniques
Author: E.J. Milner-Gulland,J. Marcus Rowcliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
A practical and integrated approach to carrying out research on the conservation status of exploited species, from data collection to long-term management. Wildlife conservation and sustainable use have recently become centrepieces in conservation and development research.
Lessons Learned from Ecological Networks
Author: 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 biodiversity that is based on ecological principles and allow a degree of human use of the landscape. This publication illustrates the development of several ecological networks around the world, demonstrating their benefits both for conservation and sustainable development.
Principles and Practices with Asian Examples
Author: Clement Allan Tisdell
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
'The author, and economist, displays great sensitivity to the environment, not only in understanding complex ecosystems but also as related to the teachings of Eastern religions and rural philosophers such as Aldo Leopold. . . . written with both clarity and an obvious wealth of experience. . . . This well organized book has concluding comments and references at the end of each chapter and an index at the end. This highly readable book shows with candour how humanity can reconcile its needs with those of other species.' - Roger T. Parrott, Environment 'Drawing on his long experience in Australasia, Clem Tisdell has presented a compelling case for integrating biodiversity conservation with economics, and demonstrating how this integration can work in practice. This is an important contribution to the literature, and should be of broad interest to all who are working on environmental issues in Asia.' - Jeffrey A. McNeeley, Chief Scientist, IUCN - the World Conservation Union This important book highlights the conflicts between economic growth and the conservation of nature in the context of sustainable development. It places particular emphasis on biological diversity and examines possible policies for resolving conflicts which arise from the contrasting goals of conserving the natural environment and economic growth.
Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Biosphere
Author: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen (Germany),Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Globale Umweltveränderungen,Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber,German advisory council on global change
The Banksia Environmental Foundation has awarded The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Centuryand the supporting training program for engineers, the 'Engineering Sustainable Solutions Progr
Author: Rogers W'O. Okot-Uma,RoseMarie-Rita Odiachi,Commonwealth Secretariat
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Biodiversity and Gender for Sustainable Development is a specialist publication, evolved out of many years of subregional, regional and pan-Commonwealth experience of education and training under the aegis of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The publication provides an unprecedented insight into the two subject areas of Biodiversity and Gender. It takes cognisance of the Convention of Biological Diversity which recognises "the vital importance that women play in the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and affirms the need for the full participation of women at all levels of policy-making and implementation for biological diversity conservation." This is not withstanding the fact that both women and men must exist in a mutually-beneficial partnership and strategic alliance that is poised to enable equal say in the decision-making process on the sustainable utilisation of biodiversity as well as facilitate equitable distribution of responsibilities for its conservation. The book is analytic and integrative in approach, clear in presentation and broad on the essential a concept of biodiversity, ranging from basic fundamentals to policy implications and biodiversity research innovation. The book is targeted at environmentalists, natural resource scientists, environmental practitioners, including planners and policy makers on national environmental issues.
Challenges for Sustainable Development
Author: Bruce Prideaux
Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive tourist spaces and where they have been used as a tourism resource they have generated significant income for local communities. However, not all use of rainforests as a tourism resource has been sustainable. This book argues that sustainability must be the foundation on which tourism use of this complex but ultimately fragile ecosystem is built upon. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating rainforest science, management and tourism issues. The book is organized into four sections commencing with 'Tourism in rainforest regions', followed by 'Threats to rainforest tourism' and 'The development and management of rainforest experiences', and finally 'Wildlife and rainforest tourism'. Each major rainforest region is covered, including the Amazon, Central America, Africa, Australia and south-east Asia, in the context of a specific issue. For example, rainforests in Papua New Guinea are examined in the context of community-based ecotourism development, while the rainforests in Borneo are discussed in an examination of wildlife issues. Other issues covered in this manner include governance, empowerment issues for rainforest peoples and climate change.
Proceedings of the Seminar, Arslanbob, Dzalal-abab Oblast, Kyrgyzstan, 4-8 September 1995
Author: Jürgen Blaser,E. Jane Carter,Donald Allan Gilmour
A collection of papers, many translated from Russian, that were originally presented at a seminar held in 1995 to increase international awareness about Kyrgyzstan's unique walnut-fruit forests. Subject matter includes the historical and present-day utilization and management of these forests, their ecological diversity and importance for biodiversity conservation, and measures adopted for the genetic improvement of walnut, Juglans regia, and other commercially important species.
Conservation and Sustainable Development
Author: Richard Malloy,John Brock,Anthony Floyd,Margaret Livingston,Robert H. Webb
Publisher: CRC Press
The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development explores the natural and built environment of the American Southwest and introduces development tools for shaping the future of the region in a more sustainable way. Explore the Desert Landscape and Ecology This transdisciplinary collaboration draws on insights from leading authorities in their fields, spanning science, ecology, planning, landscape development, architecture, and urban design. Organized into five parts, the book begins by introducing the physical aspects of the desert realm: the land, geology, water, and climate. The second part deals with the "living" and ecological aspects, from plants and animals to ecosystems. The third part, on planning in the desert, covers the ecological and social issues surrounding water, natural resource planning, and community development. Bring the Desert into the City The fourth part looks at how to bring nature into the built environment through the use of native plants, the creation of habitats for nature in urban settings, and the design of buildings, communities, and projects that create life. The final part of the book focuses on urban sustainability and how to design urban systems that provide a secure future for community development. Topics include water security, sustainable building practices, and bold architecture and community designs. Design Solutions That Work with the Local Environment This book will inspire discussion and contemplation for anyone interested in desert development, from developers and environmentalists to planners, community leaders, and those who live in desert regions. Throughout this volume, the contributors present solutions to help promote ecological balance between nature and the built environment in the American Southwest—and offer valuable insights for other ecologically fragile regions around the world.