biodiversity conservation Books

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    Guidance Document on Biodiversity, Impact Asessment & Decision Making in Southern Africa

    This document provides guidance for decision-makers on a range of biodiversity principles and issues which confront decision-makers every day when they evaluate impact assessments.  It is based on the findings of a Situation Assessment conducted as part of the Capacity Building in Biodiversity and Impact Assessment (CBBIA) Project during 2005. The ...

  • Vertebrate Conservation and Biodiversity

    This book brings together a selection of original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address the conservation and biodiversity of vertebrates - particularly those in terrestrial habitats. Vertebrates are, along with plants, the best-known and most intensively studied components of biological diversity on Earth. While studies ...

  • Valuation and Conservation of Biodiversity

    The goal of this transdisciplinary book is to identify the problems and challenges facing implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – from the global, regional and local points of view. The valuation and conservation of biodiversity constitute critical first steps necessary for the adequate protection of the environment. The ...

  • Plant Conservation and Biodiversity

    This book brings together a selection of original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation addressing aspects of the conservation and biodiversity of plants. Plants are, along with terrestrial vertebrates, the best known organisms on Earth, and and so work on them can be a model for that on less known organism groups. Further, plants are ...

  • Management and the Conservation of Biodiversity

    This book brings together a selection of 21 original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address aspects of management for the conservation of biodiversity. The topics addressed include: lessons from the Northern spotted owl saga, hidden costs of implementing the EU Habitats Directive, the importance of recently created ...

  • Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe

    This book brings together a selection of original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address biodiversity and conservation in Europe. Europe is certainly the most intensively inventoried region of the world; detailed maps are available for species distributions while action plans are being drawn up for species under threat. At ...

  • Sturgeon Biodiversity and Conservation

    This volume presents a synthesis of basic biological and conservation data for more than 30 species of sturgeons (Acipenseridae), paddlefishes (Polyodontidae) and their fossil allies in the order Acipenseriformes. Since the Jurassic, the four families of sturgeon-like fish have been restricted to the Holarctic, where until very recently they ...

  • Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity

    Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity brings together more than thirty leading scientists and conservation practitioners to consider a key question in environmental conservation: Is the conservation of large carnivores in ecosystems that evolved with their presence equivalent to the conservation of biological diversity within those ...

  • Conserving Biodiversity in Arid Regions

    The overall goal of this book is to increase the size of and more widely disseminate the 'portfolio' of research and other works aimed at protecting and sustainably utilizing biodiversity of global significance in arid and semiarid areas in developing nations. Specifically, the book focuses on best practices and lessons learnt for science, for ...

  • Human Exploitation and Biodiversity Conservation

    The sustainable use of biodiversity is one of the three key objectives of the 1992 'Convention on Biological Diversity'. To achieve this, sound conservation practice has to be recognized as beneficial and implemented by all who access, or use it – from subsistence farmers to skiers and pharmaceutical bioprospectors. At the same time, indigenous ...

  • Methods and Practice in Biodiversity Conservation

    This book brings together a selection of 22 original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation that address aspects of methods and practice in biodiversity conservation. The contributions deal with a wide variety of approaches to site selection and management, especially the use of bioindicators, surrogates, and other approaches to site ...

  • Microorganisms in Plant Conservation and Biodiversity

    Plant conservation is increasingly recognised as an outstanding global priority, yet despite considerable efforts over the last few decades, the number of threatened species continues to rise. The practice of plant conservation has for too long been a rather hit-or-miss mixture of methods. While microorganisms have been recognised as a crucial and ...

  • Wetlands: Functioning, Biodiversity Conservation, and Restoration

    Together with its companion Volume 190 Wetlands and Natural Resource Management, this volume gives a broad and well-integrated overview of recent major scientific results in wetland science and their applications in natural resource management issues.After an introduction into the field, 12 chapters contributed by internationally known experts ...

  • Marine Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation

    Despite the potential benefits that PSSA designation can deliver, recent practice both within the IMO and by individual member States, has considerably undermined confidence in this emerging concept. The focus of this book is on the events within the IMO that have led to this lack of confidence arising. In doing so, this book presents an ...

  • Marine, Freshwater, and Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation

    Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, not only through exploitation, but also by the prospect of climate change – as ocean currents change course, sea levels rise, and rainfall patterns change. Even the once-common cod is now under threat from the combined effects of over-fishing and a dramatic change-induced decrease in the ...

  • Conserving Biodiversity in East African Forests

    The Eastern Arc Mountains of East Africa are one of the 17 most threatened tropical ecosystems or hotspots worldwide. This is the first book to examine in detail current threats as well as approaches for conserving biological diversity in this global biodiversity hotspot.This volume synthesizes existing information on the biodiversity of the ...

  • Conservation of biodiversity and the new regional planning

    This work makes a case for a broader concept of conservation, emphasizing its place within the development of regions and landscapes that include private and local activities as well as public and national. Focuses on conservation within integrated and community-based development ...

  • Nature in war : biodiversity conservation during conflicts

    Little attention is given to the state of nature and natural resources in situations of armed conflict. Because of the human disaster involved, three is often a reluctance to focus on the environmental consequences. Nevertheless, there is no reason to assume that nothing can de done to conserve natural resources and biodiversity. Various ...

  • Environmental Policy Instruments for Conserving Global Biodiversity

    The current, unprecedented loss of global biodiversity resulting from anthropogenic interference in the world's ecosystems is affecting human well-being across the globe with increasing severity. This book examines two issues that are at the center of the public discussion on biodiversity. First, it examines whether genetic information derived ...

  • African Biodiversity

    This book highlights African biodiversity at all levels ranging from molecules to ecosystems. Major topics are biogeography, speciation processes, phylogenetic patterns and systematics, diversity decline and conservation, and applied biodiversity informatics. The 42 contributions are mostly on insects and vertebrates, but include botanical papers ...

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