Books  Conservation & Biodiversity  Conservation & Biodiversity: General 

The Root Causes of Biodiversity Loss

New

By: Alexander Wood(Editor), Pamela Stedman-Edwards(Editor), Johanna Mang(Editor), Ian Johnson(Foreword By)

399 pages, illustrations, maps

Routledge

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #105530 | ISBN: 1853836990
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £31.99 $42/€36 approx
Hardback | Jan 2017 | #234646 | ISBN-13: 9781138160194
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £89.99 $117/€100 approx

About this book

Hardback reissue of a 2000 paperback. The world is losing species and biodiversity at an unprecedented rate. The causes go deep and the losses are driven by a complex array of social, economic, political and biological factors at different levels. Immediate causes such as over-harvesting, pollution and habitat change have been well studied, but the socioeconomic factors driving people to degrade their environment are less well understood. The Root Causes of Biodiversity Loss examines the underlying causes. It provides analyses of a range of case studies from Brazil, Cameroon, China, Danube River Basin, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Tanzania and Vietnam, and integrates them into a new and interdisciplinary framework for understanding what is happening. From these results, the editors are able to derive policy conclusions and recommendations for operational and institutional approaches to address the root causes and reverse the current trends. It makes a contribution to the understanding of all those – from ecologists and conservationists to economists and policy makers – working on one of the major challenges we face.

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


Contents

- Foreword
- An Emerging Consensus on Biodiversity Loss
- A Framework for Analysing Biodiversity Loss
- Ten Case Studies: an Overview
- Main Findings and Conclusions of the Root Cause Project
- Recommendations on Addressing the Root Causes of Biodiversity Loss
- Brazil: Cerrado
- Cameroon: Bushmeat and Wildlife Trade
- China: South-Western Forests
- Danube River Basin: Wetlands and Floodplains
- India: Chilika Lake
- Mexico: Clakmul Biosphere Reserve
- Pakistan: Cebu, Negros and Palawan
- Tanzania: Rufiji, Ruvu and Wami Mangroves
- Vietnam: North and Central Highlands
- Notes
- References
- Index


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Biography

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.

Bestsellers in this subject

Udzungwa: Tales of Discovery in an East African Rainforest

NHBS Price: £36.99 $48/€41 approx

Inheritors of the Earth

NHBS Special Offer Price: £16.99 £19.99 (Save £3.00) $22/€19 approx (ends 31/07/2017)

UK BAP Mammals

NHBS Price: £11.99 $16/€13 approx

Guide to Collecting Herbarium Specimens in the Field

NHBS Price: £4.99 $6/€6 approx

Twitching Through the Swamp

NHBS Price: £4.99 £12.99 (Save £8.00) $6/€6 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194