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Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan

Series: Environmental Governance in Asia

By: Gerald A McBeath and Tse-Kang Leng

256 pages, no illustrations

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Oct 2006 | #159055 | ISBN: 1843768100
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China and Taiwan have roughly one-eighth of the world's known species. These states' approaches to biodiversity issues thus have global as well as national repercussions. Gerald McBeath and Tse-Kang Leng explore the ongoing conflicts in these two states between economic development, typically pursued by businesses and governments, and communities seeking to preserve and protect local human and ecosystem values.


1. Introduction; 2. Historical Patterns; 3. Current Status of Species and Ecosystems in China and Taiwan; 4. Legal and Institutional Framework for Biodiversity Conservation; 5. Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation; 6. Business Organizations and Biodiversity Conversation; 7. ENGOs, Civil Society, and Biodiversity Conservation; 8. Politics and Biodiversity Conservation; 9. Conclusions.

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