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Requiem for Nature

By: John Terborgh

234 pages, no illustrations

Shearwater Books

Paperback | Jul 2004 | #149217 | ISBN: 1559635886
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NHBS Price: £18.99 $23/€21 approx
Hardback | Dec 2000 | #95021 | ISBN: 1559635878
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NHBS Price: £22.50 $28/€25 approx

About this book

Examines current conservation strategies and considers the shortcomings of parks and protected areas both from ecological and institutional perspectives and explains how seemingly pristine environments can gradually degrade. Terborgh also describes the difficult social context - a debilitating combination of poverty, corruption, abuses of power, political instability, and a frenzied scramble for quick riches - in which tropical conservation must take place.


The making of a dissident; assessing the present; paradise fading; the enemy within; parks - the last bastions of nature; protecting biodiversity; preserving biodiversity for posterity; tropical forests - worth more dead than alive; from wildlands to wasteland - land use and sustainable development; why conservation in the tropics is failing;j hard choices in the 21st century; nature, a global commons.

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