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Conservation of Biological Resources


By: EJ Milner-Gulland and Ruth Mace

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


Paperback | Jul 1998 | #72442 | ISBN: 0865427380
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This book presents the issues surrounding the biological conservation of species and ecosystems used by humans. It is aimed at final year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in conservation, environmental management, ecological economics and related subjects, as well as conservation professionals, including managers, policy-makers and researchers. The first book to examine the issues underlying the sustainable use debate in a fully interdisciplinary manner.

The book's coverage of ecological and economic theory of sustainable use, decision-making and practical considerations when applying the theory is beautifully done and very readable....... this fine volume is sure to be important and will set a standard for truly interdisciplinary work in conservation biology. Nature


Part I: Introduction to Biological Conservation and Sustainable Use: Part II: Theoretical Background: The Ecological and Economic Theory of Sustainable Harvesting Harvesting and Ecological Realities Decision-Making by Users of Natural Resources Practical Considerations when Applying the Theory Part III: Case Studies: Sustainable Use as a Conservation Tool in the Forests of South-East Asia (Kathy Mackinnon) Will Bigleaf Mahogany Be Conserved Through Sustainable Use? (R E Gullison) Cosiguina, Nicaragua: A Case Study in Community-Based Management of Wildlife (Vivienne Solis Rivera and Stephen R Edwards) Sustainability of the Falkland Islands Loligo Squid Fishery (Sophie des Clers) Recreational Use of Coral Reefs in the Maldives and Caribbean (Andrew R G Price, Callum M Roberts and Julie P Hawkins) A Century of Change in the Central Luangwa Valley of Zambia (Joel Freehling and Stuart A Marks) The Economics of Wildlife Conservation Policy in Kenya (M Norton-Griffiths) Gorilla Tourism: A Critical Look (Thomas M Butynski and Jan Kalina) Caribou and Muskox Harvesting in the Northwest Territories (Anne Gunn) Hunting of Game Mammals in the Soviet Union (Leonid M Baskin) Part IV: Making Conservation Work: Making Conservation Work References Glossary of Terms Index

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