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About this book
About this book
Natural resources conservation consists of reducing soil erosion, enhancing water supplies, improving water quality, increasing wildlife habitat, and reducing damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty. This book examines dynamic issues from around the globe in this important and growing field which is beginning to capture the public's interest.
Preface; Soil: a precious natural resource; Carbon Sequestration in Soil: The role of the Crop Plant Residues; Collagen waste as secondary industrial raw material; Biodiversity conservation & management in remnants of Brazilian Atlantic forest; Conservation of Araucaria Forest in Brazil: the role of genetics & biotechnology; Mexican Fish: a fauna in threat.; The Global Water Footprint of Bio-Energy; Application of LCA to a Comparison of the Global Warming Potential of Industrial & Artisanal Fishing in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); The Conservation Conundrum of Introduced Wildlife in Hawaii: How to Move from Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained; Utilisation of Bovids in Traditional Folk Medicine & Their Implications for Conservation; Theoretical Perspectives on the Effects of Habitat Destruction on Populations & Communities; Environmental Uncertainity & Quantum Knowledge?; Sustainable Waste Management & Climatic Change; Index.