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Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities: Protecting Beyond the Protected

Edited By: Tim O'Riordan and Susanne Stoll-Kleeman

317 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2002 | #127867 | ISBN: 0521890527
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Hardback | Aug 2002 | #127865 | ISBN: 0521813654
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Lays out the arguments for protecting biodiversity and enhancing degraded eco-systems through the involvement of local communities, and examines the experience of regions throughout the world where this approach has been implemented.

'Its strengths are its case studies and its important recognition that participatory democracy ! will, and must, drive a paradigm shift in conservation.' Nature 'The editors have gathered an impressive array of authors to contribute to the book. ! will be useful for someone wanting an introduction to the topic of biodiversity conservation outside reserves.' Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management


Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Protecting beyond the protected Tim O'Riordan; Part II. Policy and Management: 2. Biodiversity: threats and challenges Tom Lovejoy; 3. Biodiversity and biodepletion: the need for a paradigm shift Norman Myers; 4. People, livelihoods and collective action in biodiversity management Jules Pretty; 5. Deliberative democracy and participatory biodiversity Tim O'Riordan; Part III. Case Studies: 6. The politics of biodiversity in Europe Tim O'Riordan, Jenny Fairbrass, Martin Welp and Susanne Stoll-Kleemann; 7. Community-based involvement in biodiversity protection in the United States Toddi Steelman; 8. An ecoregional approach to biodiversity conservation in the Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa Amanda Younge; 9. Wildlife management in Namibia: the conservancy approach Markus Nuding; 10. Brazil: selling biodiversity with local livelihoods Ione Egler; 11. The mixed experience of private sector involvement in biodiversity management in Costa Rica Michael Sturm; 12. The uncertain role of biodiversity management in emerging democracies Martin Welp, Dami Buchori, David Ardhain and Daniela Hamidovic; Part IV. Perspective: 13. Enhancing biodiversity and humanity Susanne Stoll-Kleemann and Tim O'Riordan; Epilogue Walter Reid.

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TIM O'RIORDAN is Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, and member of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. SUSANNE STOLL-KLEEMAN is an independent researcher into biodiversity and sustainability affiliated to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

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