wildlife conservation Articles

  • Public attitudes to the use of wildlife by Aboriginal Australians: marketing of wildlife and its conservation

    Indigenous Australians have socioeconomic attributes similar to those of residents in some developing countries. Their utilisation of wildlife could add to their economic opportunities. Attitudes of a sample of the Australian public towards the subsistence use of wildlife by Indigenous Australians and whether or not they should be allowed to sell wildlife and wildlife products are examined. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Property rights in non-captive wildlife and biodiversity conservation

    To reduce the rate of human-induced biodiversity loss of wild species, it has become increasingly important to stem this loss on private lands. Some writers believe that granting landholders commercial property rights in wildlife will be effective in dealing with this matter and will result in the preservation of biodiversity. This paper explores this view using economic theory. In doing so, it ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wildlife In Trust: A Hundred Years Of Nature Conservation

    Keywords: Wildlife Trusts, nature conservation, Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts The Wildlife Trusts, collectively, are one of the biggest voluntary players in the wildlife conservation movement in the UK. Wildlife Trusts cover the whole of the UK; membership is 800,000 and growing. The Wildlife Trusts celebrate the centenary of the movement ...


  • Economic Incentives to Conserve Wildlife on Private Lands: Analysis and Policy

    Some believe that provision of private property rights in wildlife on private land provides a powerful economic incentive for nature conservation because it enables property owners to market such wildlife or its attributes. If such marketing is profitable, private landholders will conserve the wildlife concerned and its required habitat. But land is not always most profitably used for ...


    By Springer

  • Wildlife Reforms in Scotland

    Keywords: Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill, Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004, Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Scottish Natural Heritage, game, close seasons, snares, non-native species, deer, rights of occupiers and landowners, register of competence to shoot deer, Codes of Practice, SSSIs, restoration notices, Areas of Special Protection, licences, badgers, muirburn, ...


  • Welcome to the wild world of rhino conservation

    From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors enlist new — and often problematic — strategies to save endangered species. In 1909, after completing his second term as U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt led an ambitious expedition across east Africa to shoot specimens for America’s most famous ...


    By Ensia

  • Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

    Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating the climate and helping us to adapt to the impacts ...

  • From the American prairie, a conservation success story

    From rhinos to #CecilTheLion, we live in a world where stories of species loss and ...


    By Ensia

  • Linkage of Conservation Activity to Trends in the U.S. Economy

    Abstract: As an economy grows, natural capital such as timber, soil, and water is reallocated to the human economy. This conflict between economic growth and biodiversity conservation creates a conundrum for conservation biologists because traditional forms of conservation action require money. We hypothesize that conservation spending in the United States is highly ...


  • Biodiversity and its conservation in the Sundarban Mangrove Ecosystem

    Abstract.  The Sundarban, covering about one million ha in the delta of the rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna is shared between Bangladesh (~60%) and India (~40%), and is the world’s largest coastal wetland. The area experiences a subtropical monsoonal climate with an annual rainfall of 1,600–1,800 mm and severe cyclonic storms. Enormous amounts of sediments carried by the rivers ...


    By Springer

  • Legislation: New Approaches to Nature Conservation in the UK

    Keywords: nature conservation, protected areas, ecosystems approach, ecosystem services, species protection, marine conservation zones, Natural Environment Framework, 2010 Biodiversity Targets, EU Biodiversity Strategy, Law Commission Despite the enactment of several pieces of legislation on nature conservation over the last 30 years,1 the basic components of nature conservation law have ...


  • Conservation narratives and the "received wisdom" of ecotourism: case studies from Costa Rica

    Ecotourism can be considered to be the "dictated solution" of a conservation counter-narrative that calls for both sustainable use of wildlife and community-based conservation. This paper addresses the promotion of ecotourism by a specific group of wildlife conservation "experts", and the implementation of ecotourism as a conservation strategy at three case-study sites in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conservation Threat of Increasing Fire Frequencies in the Western Ghats, India

    Abstract: The acceleration of processes such as forest fragmentation and forest fires in landscapes under intense human pressures makes it imperative to quantify and understand the effects of these processes on the conservation of biodiversity in these landscapes. We combined information from remote-sensing imagery and ground maps of all fires in the Mudumalai Wildlife ...


  • Public support for conserving Australian reptile species: a case study of global relevance

    Places the conservation status of Australian reptile species in global context and examines the pattern of public support for conserving different species of tropical Australian reptiles. The percentage of respondents favouring survival of each of the species is reported and also the average amount respondents state they are willing to allocate from a fixed funding pie for the conservation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opportunities to Generate Cash Flow for Family Forests Using Conservation Payments

    There has been significant discussion about the merits of stacking conservation payments over the past few years. A simple explanation for credit stacking is when landowners are paid for conservation practices on their property that provide multiple benefits to the environment. Examples of credits types that might be stacked include: endangered species, water quality, wetlands, and carbon. ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • Improving Water Quality - A Review of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) To Target U.S. Farm Conservation Funds

    Historically, federal conservation programs have focused on solving environmental and natural resource problems on individual farms. While improvements have been made in water quality and wildlife habitat at the farm scale, landscape-scale environmental benefits in streams, lakes,and bays, for example, are less commonly documented. Excess nutrients (nitrogen, N, and phosphorus, P) continue to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving Water Quality - A Review of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) To Target U.S. Farm Conservation Funds

    This paper provides an assessment of the USDA’s Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI), a promising new approach to achieving cleaner water in agriculturally dominated watersheds in the United States. The initiative concentrates a portion of taxpayer-supported conservation funds in high-priority, targeted watersheds, which we found to be a better strategy than the ...

  • Article: A New Deal For Commons? Common Resource Management and the Commons Act 2006

    ABSTRACT: Common land has considerable environmental significance, and a potentially key role in the delivery of the UK government’s overall strategy for improving the environmental quality of wildlife habitats in England and Wales. Common land has a unique legal status. Establishing schemes for the conservation management of sensitive habitats and landscapes on common land is complicated by ...


  • Legislation Note: The Natural Environment and Communities Act 2006

    The most significant element of this Act for environmental lawyers is perhaps the establishment of Natural England, which replaces English Nature and parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. It also tightens up conservation law by making a series of amendments to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (‘the 1981 Act’) and other wildlife legislation. In particular, it ...


  • Community management, self-interest and environmental preservation in the Amazon

    Community-based conservation supposedly meets mutual needs of people and natural resources. We examined decision-making behind management of resource extraction and agriculture in a community reserve in Peru. We conclude that self-interested motivations have the potential to create inadequate environmental protection for particular segments of the resource base. Community reserve members, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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