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About this book
About this book
Looks at new approaches that attempt to minimise the impact of development in Tropical Forests, and collects numerous case studies, looking closely at the environmental and social impact of resource development. It proposes a rigorous "best practices" approach and examines a number of challenging technical, environmental, social and legal issues.
Introduction; SECTION I: CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY TROPICS; 1. Biodiversity Conservation: Global Priorities, Trends and the Outlook for the Future; 2. Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Development; 3. Partner or Pariah: Public Perceptions and Responses to the Extractive Industries; 4. Corporate Strategies for Environmental Management; SECTION II: OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND EXTRACTION MEET CONSERVATION; 5. Reinventing the Well: Approaches to Minimizing the Environmental and Social Impact of Oil Development in the Tropics; 6. An Industry Perspective on Environment and Social Issues in Oil and Gas Development: Case Studies from Indonesia and Ecuador; 7. Monitoring Impacts of Hydrocarbon Exploration in Sensitive Terrestrial Ecosystems: Perspectives from Block 78, Peru; SECTION III: FOREST UNDER PRESSURE; 8. Trade, Transnationals, and Tropical Deforestation; 9. Aracruz Cellulose: A Case History; 10. Stewardship of Mexico's Community Forests: Expanding Market and Policy Opportunities for the Environment and Rural Development; 11. Options for Conserving Biodiversity in the Context of Logging in Tropical Forests; SECTION IV: MINING AND CONSERVATION ISSUES; 12. Biodiversity Conservation, Minerals Extraction, and Development: Towards a Realistic Partnership; 13. Mining Industries: Responses to Environmental and Social Issues; 14. Evolution of Environmental Practice During Exploration at the Camp Caiman Gold Project, French Guiana; 15. Conservation and Concession Contracts: Environmental Issues in Mineral Extraction Agreements; SECTION V. INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; 16. Rethinking Infrastructure: Approaches to Managing Development on the National and Continental Scale to Reduce Conservation Impacts; 17. Environmental and Social Considerations in Development of the Greater Mekong Subregion's Road Network; 19. Condor: Better Decision Making on Infrastructure Projects; SECTION VI: CONCLUSIONS; Leaving More than Footprints: The New Corporate Responsibility
332 pages, B/w photos, tabs, maps
"This volume seeks to 'stimulate debate about...developing natural resources in a manner that safeguards biodiversity and respects the interests of local communities' while also recognizing the need for some preserves that are off-limits to development. Numerous case studies illustrate best practices for developing resources in ways that minimize environmental problems. Cited references are current, typically from the 1990s. Recommended for all academic libraries. Undergraduates through professionals." -- C.E. Buckley, Choice, Oct 2001
"Near the Kaw Mountains in French Guiana, about 1.5 million ounces of gold wait to be claimed by an international mining conglomerate and an anxious government. Unfortunately, the gold is embedded in 17 million tons of clay; how can the gold be filtered out without destroying the incredibly diverse flora and fauna of this region? This problem is one faced by many developing countries with environmental concerns properly tempered. This book pres