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The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark

Edited By: Charles Perrings

351 pages, Tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Mar 2000 | #101303 | ISBN: 1840641509
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Provides case studies of the economic causes of biodiversity loss in a range of ecosystem types - wetlands, montane forests, tropical moist forests, semi-arid savannahs and lakes - and discusses the policy options for biodiversity conservation in each case. Also provided are in-depth analyses of the environmental consequences of policy reform at the macro- and micro- levels and practical recommendations for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.


Preamble - the biodiversity convention and the biodiversity problem in sub-Saharan Africa, Charles Perrings. Part I The value of biodiversity in the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands, Gayatri Acharya; the loss of biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems - the case of Demersal and Gillnet fisheries in Malawi, Victor Kasulo. Costs and benefits of protected areas - Marsabit Forest Reserve, Northern Kenya, Adano Wario Roba; biodiversity conservation and land use options in semi-arid lands - the case of Nyae Nyae in Namibia, Omu Kakujaha-Matundu. Part II Macroeconomics and biodiversity loss - structural adjustment, deforestation and biodiversity loss in Ghana: forestry, deforestation and biodiversity in Ghana, James K. Benhim and Edward B. Barbier; the structural adjustment programme and deforestation in Ghana, James K. Benhim and Edward B. Barbier; estimating the biodiversity effects of structural adjustment in Ghana, James K. Benhim and Edward B. Barbier; policies for biodiversity conservation in sub-Saharan Africa, Charles Perrings and Jon Lovett.

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