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The International Politics of Bird Conservation: Biodiversity, Regionalism and Global Governance

By: Robert Boardman

265 pages, no illustrations

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Jul 2006 | #160124 | ISBN: 1845424034
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NHBS Price: £82.99 $102/€93 approx

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Assesses international cooperation on migratory and endangered birds in different regions of the world. Robert Boardman illustrates that - although birds are protected in international treaties, by national legislation and through the projects of non-governmental organizations - the threats to many species have mounted. Threats arise from ecologically inappropriate agricultural and forestry practices, the spread of cities and the draining of wetlands, among other factors.


Contents: Preface 1. Framing Birds 2. The Biodiversity Project 3. Agenda-setting in the Early Years 4. Continental Contexts: North American Dynamics 5. Europe as a Conservation Polity 6. Development, Disparity, Diversity: North-South Encounters 7. Ecosystems of the Polar Regions 8. Niches of Governance

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