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The Root Causes of Biodiversity Loss

Edited By: Alexander Wood, Pamela Stedman-Edwards and Johanna Mang

399 pages, Figs, maps


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #105530 | ISBN: 1853836990
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Examines the underlying causes of biodiversity and species loss, looking at social, economic, political and biological factors, and why they are driving people to degrade the environment, rather than looking at the immediate causes such as pollution, overharvesting and habitat change. Provides analyses of a range of case studies around the world and integrates them into a new and interdisciplinary framework for understanding what is happening.

'I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is active in the field of nature or biodiversity conservation.' Pascal Lammar, Human Ecology Dept, Free University Brussels


Part 1 The background: the evolving consensus on biodiversity loss; a framework for analyzing the root causes of biodiversity loss; the underlying causes of biodiversity loss; addressing the root causes of biodiversity loss. Part 2 Case studies: Philippines; Mexico; Vietnam; Brazil; Danube Basin; Tanzania; Pakistan; Cameroon; India; China.

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Alexander Wood, Pamela Stedman-Edwards and Johanna Mang are Senior Programme Officer, Principle Consultant and Program Manager of WWF's Macroeconomics Program Office, Washington DC.

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