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Focuses on the erosion of biodiversity in tropical rain forests, and the role of protected areas in stemming that loss. The authors also examine a system of protected areas which could be the cornerstone of all conservation strategies aimed at limiting the reduction of the planet's biodiversity.
"An excellent summary of the status of conservation efforts to protect biodiversity and tropical forests. It contains particularly good discussions about traditional park preservation concepts and methods, and alternative concepts focused on sustainability and economic development, with the conclusion that protected parks, reserves, sanctuaries, and other areas remain an essential cornerstone of tropical forest and biodiversity conservation. . .Highly recommended."--Wildlife Activist
"This book is a well-researched overview of the current status of the tropical rainforest ecosystem and its chance of survival beyond the next century of anthopogenic impact. The chapters are well written and provide an excellent catalog of various conservation efforts worldwide; many examples provide important illustrations of how human nature can confound theoretically sound protection programs....Overall, a readable and informative work."--Choice
"Last Stand is the latest installment in a cent
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