environmental conservation Articles

  • Energy and environmental conservation in Slovakia and institutional support

    The paper covers the problem of energy intensity in Slovakia, its international comparisons and reasons for its considerable level. The availability of primary energy sources in Slovakia is mentioned and the impact on the environment of the energy sector is presented. Brief characteristics of the Slovak Energy Policy are stated and institutional measures aiming at more efficient energy use in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Religious approaches to water management and environmental conservation

    The goal of this paper is to identify points of convergence between the great religious traditions in addressing human–nature relations, as well as presenting a critical evaluation of whether these approaches have in fact affected environmental conservation in representative countries. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism have been considered. The main traditions considered are: ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation in environmental conservation: issues of adequacy and rigour

    Significant effort and investment is committed to environmental conservation. How much conservation projects can achieve will be determined by the efficacy of this investment. Measuring project performance, establishing priorities and expenditure options requires examination of the relationship between goals, inputs and outcomes, based on clear evaluation methods. This paper reviews the recent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk management on energy and environmental conservation in CEE countries

    The report has been prepared on the basis of seven independent provided research projects, realised by experts from all countries of CEE. The seven research projects are: 1) Development of risk analyses on energy and environmental conservation; 2) Strategic forecast on energy and environment conservation; 3) Main risk sources identification on energy conservation policy; 4) Risk valuation methods ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The economic downturn. Is environmental resource conservation still possible?

    The recent world wide economic crisis has drastically refocused our priorities.  Many of us have seen our retirement portfolios dwindle and real estate values plummet, while federal, state and local governments are scrambling for funding as budgets disappear. Even obtaining financing for all but the essentials has become more difficult. Advisors caution U.S. President-elect Barak Obama that ...


    By Three Ravens Ranch

  • Nestle and water conservation

    Is our world facing a larger environmental problem than climate change? Well, Nestle’s chairman, Peter Brabeck thinks so. According to Brabeck, water stress should be the world’s “first priority”, and according to the United Nations; one in three of the world’s population live in water stressed areas, and this is set to increase to one in two by ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Problems of energy conservation and environmental impacts of energy production and consumption in Slovakia

    The current situation of the Slovak energy sector and its development since 1990 (Gross Domestic Product, primary energy sources, final energy consumption, energy intensity, electricity intensity, electricity consumption) is presented. A marked dependence on energy imports explains the necessity for energy conservation in Slovakia. Energy intensity in Slovakia is steadily decreasing; still there ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of an environmentally optimum cooling water system design in water and energy conservation

    Recirculating cooling water systems are consist of a cooling tower and heat-exchanger network which conventionally have a parallel configuration. However, reuse of water between different cooling duties enables cooling water networks to be designed with series arrangements. This will results in performance improvement and increased cooling tower capacity. Research on recirculating cooling water ...

  • Resource Conservation Challenge: Update

    Resource Conservation Challenge: An Overview Launched in 2002, the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) implements Congress’ charge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act to prevent pollution and conserve natural resources and energy by managing materials more efficiently. The RCC is a national ...

  • Ecological modernisation and nature conservation

    Although ecological modernisation has a prominent position in contemporary environmental sociology, efforts to use ecological modernisation concepts in the specific case of nature conservation are remarkably absent. This article explores the potentials of applying ecological modernisation as a discourse and as a theory to issues of nature management. It is argued that ecological modernisation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cooperation between Central and Eastern European countries and developed countries on energy and environmental conservation

    This article overviews cooperation between Central and Eastern European countries and developed countries on energy and environmental conservation. Problems of energy conservation during transition as well as methodological problems of cooperation are presented. The problems resulting from EU accession and the creation of the International Center for Energy and Environmental Policy for Central ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Capital

    The current economic conditions have left a number of sectors of the economy with the level of pain currently being suffered by the property industry. Suddenly, even some of the leading property companies are being spoken of as needing to divest assets and at worst, as being takeover targets as liquid investors continue to see the longer term value contained in their portfolios and land banks. ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • The Annapurna Conservation Area Project: tourists as agents of development and environmental management in the high Himalaya?

    The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) strives to blend environmental and cultural conservation with economic development in the Nepali Himalayas. At the heart of ACAP's strategy, is a programme of sustainable tourism. This paper seeks to contribute to a broader assessment of ACAP's work. It focuses on the part one specific constituency ? foreign trekkers ? play in helping deliver the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • “Novel ecosystems” are a Trojan horse for conservation

    They provide a license to trash nature if they provide ecosystem services Conservation biology and restoration ecology have been roiled by a bandwagon termed “novel ecosystems,” heralded as the “new ecological world order” in a manifesto published in 2006 by several ecologists headed by Richard Hobbs, then editor in chief of the journal ...


    By Ensia

  • Mangrove conservation: reconstructing formal, informal and non–formal environmental education in order to foster the development of a creative economy in Indonesia

    The level of mangrove cover, as a natural protection against erosion and abrasion in coastal areas in Indonesia, continues to decline. Therefore, this paper argues for public awareness and economic empowerment through mangrove conservation using formal, informal, and non–formal educational methodologies. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the possibilities for the incorporation of formal, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conservation and new forms of action: Otonga, Ecuador

    In this paper, a short analysis of historical and contemporary conservation practices is carried out as an introduction to the case study of the 'Bosque Integral Otonga' Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador. Otonga represents a unique experience within the global landscape of contemporary natural and human resources conservation strategies. Funded and directed by an Italian friar entomologist at the PUCE ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sea Turtle Conservation: An `Illegal` Trade Barrier?

    In fisheries around the globe, by-catch is a serious threat to marine organisms. By-catch includes both non-target species (e.g. fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals) and immature individuals of the target species. Experts estimate that discarded by-catch accounts for around 30 per cent of the global catch.1 Several international agree- ments have addressed the issue of by-catch, including ...


    By IOS Press

  • A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

    This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, but are not widely known or well understood. A group of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics via an iterative, Delphi-like process. Wetlands International was part ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Creating an energy conservation program - Case Study

    Challenge: Our client is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes, and is represented in more than 60 countries. Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy was engaged to assist the company with the development and implementation of its global sustainability program and pursuit of its energy ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Comparing the conservation effectiveness of private water transactions and public policy reforms in the conserving California landscapes initiative

    Recent efforts by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to reduce the environmental impacts of water impoundment and diversion have pursued two distinct but interacting strategies in California's complex water resources management system: (1) the private acquisition of water rights (wherein the NGO dealt directly with a private citizen and purchased water rights through a willing seller model) for ...


    By IWA Publishing

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