biological conservation Books

  • Conserving the world's biological diversity

    This book is a guide to all who would like to turn the tide of destruction into a new, positive relationship between people and nature. A new form of civilization based on the sustainable use of renewable resources is not only possible, but essential. This book suggests the principles and tools that are available to promote the new civilization, ...

  • Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation

    Landscape ecology and conservation biology are rapidly developing disciplines, and a current synthesis of principles and applications in these two fields is needed under one cover. Many managers are not applying principles of landscape ecology in efforts to conserve biota, yet the loss of biological diversity could be reduced if broad-scale ...

  • A sourcebook for conservation and biological diversity information

    Published by IUCN in collaboration with UNEP INFOTERRA, the Sourcebook seeks to foster communication with IUCN, UNEP and WWF offices and related sources of information. Includes bibliographies of 'best' books, periodicals, videos and some electronic ...

  • Biological diversity conservation and the law : legal mechanisms for conserving species and ecosystems

    Covers the full spectrum of legal mechanisms available for conserving biodiversity. Part 1 discusses the scope of state powers to conserve wild species and habitats, legal mechanisms for controlling taking, procedures for listing species in need of conservation measures, mechanisms for controlling trade and the challenges of enforcement. Part 2 ...

  • Creative Conservation

    Through contributions from most of the leading experts from around the world, this book presents a full review of the biological, logistic and economic concerns that exist in all efforts to manage populations. ...

  • Biological Control

    This text provides readers with an in-depth exploration of how biological control functions and how it can be safely employed to solve pest problems and enhance nature conservation. It covers the principles behind biological control techniques and their implementation, and incorporates practical examples from the biological control of a ...

  • Indiana"s Biological Diversity: Strategies and Tools for Conservation Report

    Public and private development and management decisions can -- and have -- resulted in losses and degradation of Indiana's biological diversity. Sometimes these losses occur because of a lack of knowledge about the many opportunities that exist in Indiana for conservation and restoration activities. Many individuals, companies, institutions, and ...

  • Ohio"s Biological Diversity: Strategies and Tools for Conservation Report

    Public and private development and management decisions can result in degradation and losses of Ohio's biological diversity. Sometimes these losses occur because of a lack of knowledge about the many opportunities that exist to promote conservation and restoration activities. Many individuals, companies, institutions, and government agencies could ...

  • Biodiversity Conservation Handbook: State, Local, and Private Protection of Biological Diversity

    The Biodiversity Conservation Handbook is designed to assist state and local policymakers who wish to 'think globally and act locally' by developing a state or local biodiversity program. In addition to providing background on biodiversity generally and the importance of such programs at the state and local level, it looks at how science can ...

  • 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 ...

  • Marine Conservation Biology

    Humans are terrestrial animals, and our capacity to see and understand the importance and vulnerability of life in the sea has trailed our growing ability to harm it. While conservation biologists are working to address environmental problems humans have created on land, loss of marine biodiversity, including extinctions and habitat degradation, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Saving Biological Diversity

    The distinctive contribution of this book is that it presents a pragmatic approach for preserving biological diversity. Experts in a wide variety of fields, including philosophy, environmental policy, law, economics and biology, present different perspectives on how to prevent widespread extinction around the world. Several chapters deal with ...

  • Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats

    The predicted changes to global weather patterns and increases in the human population will put unprecedented pressure on European freshwater habitats and the species that depend on them. Our success in conserving the ecological value of these habitats will depend greatly on carefully planned conservation management integrated with efficient and ...

  • Sharks and their relatives : ecology and conservation

    Sharks and their relatives, the rays and chimaeras, are the diverse group of cartilaginous fishes that have evolved over 400 million years. Historically considered of low economic value to large-scale fisheries, today many of these fishes have become the target of directed commercial and recreational fisheries around the world, and they are ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • A guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    The Convention on biological diversity is an historic committment by the world's nations to conserve biological diversity, to use biological resources sustainably and to share equitably the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. It is the first global legal instrument to comprehensivly address all aspects of biological diversity. The ...

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