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About this book
About this book
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.
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.
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.
317 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
'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