Environmental Conservation Books

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    Water Conservation in Urban Households

    On the one hand, population and economic growth are increasing the demand for water but on the other, environmental consequences of climate change, pollution and over extraction of groundwater are decreasing the worlds supply of fresh water. This makes the availability of water for human use one of the greatest global concerns of this century. ...

  • Analytical Archaeometry

    The book describes this interesting and challenging field of research - on the border between natural sciences (chemistry, spectroscopy, biology, geology) and humanities (archaeology, (art-)history, conservation sciences). It fills the gap between these two areas whilst focussing on the analytical aspects of this research field. The first part of ...

  • Habitat Conservation Opportunities in Natural Hazard Areas

    The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment (IE) have released a report identifying opportunities to coordinate habitat conservation and hazard mitigation planning in areas at risk of flooding and other natural hazards. The report provides recommendations for improving implementation of ...

  • Environmental Economics for Watershed Restoration

    Whether addressing pollution problems or helping protect a specific use, watershed associations are finding that the competition for funds is getting harder. While we can grasp the value of our streams for fishing or kayaking and other services, or their cultural value, or their value to an ecosystem, putting a dollar value on those benefits is ...

  • Community management of natural resources in Africa: Impacts, experiences and future directions

    More than twenty years have passed since community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) rose to prominence in different parts of Africa as a strategy for rural development, local empowerment, and conservation.  Led by new ideas about the merits of decentralized, collective resource governance regimes, and creative field experiments such as ...

  • Risks from maritime traffic to biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea

    This report is based on discussions among maritime experts and draws on the conclusions of a workshop that was held in Istanbul in 2007. It focuses on identifying threats to biodiversity resulting from international shipping activities and the transportation of hazardous cargoes in the Mediterranean Sea; on proposing appropriate responses to ...

  • The Role of Supply Chains in Addressing the Global Seafood Crisis

    This publication provides guidance to the various stakeholders in the fisheries sector on the tools and actions necessary to address the challenges contributing to the global food crisis. The document reviews the complexities surrounding the current decline, and in some cases collapse, of global fish ...

  • Safety practices related to small fishing vessel stability

    This document introduces some basic principles of the stability of small fishing vessels and provides simple guidance on what fishing vessel crews can do to maintain adequate stability for their vessels. It is not intended to be a complete course on fishing vessel stability. The publication is aimed at fishers and their families, fishing vessel ...

  • Sacred natural sites : guidelines for protected area managers

    Sacred sites are the oldest form of protected areas and many of them are very important biodiversity reservoirs. This book will help conservation professionals and the custodians of sacred sites interested in the role of cultural and spiritual values in nature conservation to ensure the long-term survival of such valuable ...

  • Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility

    This book is a product of the Marine Conservation Sub-Committee, an advisory body on marine species issues within IUCN. The book features twelve stories of different ocean animals that highlight the latest issues in marine conservation. The tales in this exquisitely illustrated book are testament not only to the eccentricity of life in our oceans, ...

  • Building Biodiversity Business

    The challenge of building biodiversity business is not trivial. Biodiversity is still largely neglected by private finance.There is a need to develop new business models and market mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and to persuade the public and policy makers that biodiversity (or component ecosystem services) can be conserved on a ...

  • Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America: Ecology and Conservation of Seasonal Wetlands in Northeastern North America

    Synthesizes Decades of Research on Vernal Pools Science. Pulling together information from a broad array of sources, Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America is a guide to the issues and solutions surrounding seasonal pools. Drawing on 15 years of experience, the editors have mined published literature, personal ...

  • Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America

    Synthesizes Decades of Research on Vernal Pools Science Pulling together information from a broad array of sources, Science and Conservation of Vernal Pools in Northeastern North America is a guide to the issues and solutions surrounding seasonal pools. Drawing on 15 years of experience, the editors have mined published literature, personal ...

  • Wildlife Science: Linking Ecological Theory and Management Applications

    Consciously or not, wildlife managers generally act from a theoretical basis, although they may not be fully versed in the details or ramifications of that theory. In practice, the predictions of the practitioners sometimes prove more accurate than those of the theoreticians. Practitioners and theoreticians need to work together, but this proves ...

  • Destination conservation : protecting nature by developing tourism

    This book presents the lessons learned from 27 small scale projects that the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands supported between 2004 and 2006. Their experiences offer a valuable insight into the relationship between tourism and conservation; valuable for conservation projects as well as for tourism ...

  • The Nature of Open Space Programs: Linking Land Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Report

    The conservation of biodiversity supports efforts to ensure the long-term stability of wildlife species and habitats, ecosystems and economies, and public health and welfare. Because the greatest threats to wildlife and biodiversity in the United States are habitat destruction, degradation, and fragmentation, purchasing land outright or protecting ...

  • 2005 Status Report on Compensatory Mitigation in the United States

    ELI’s groundbreaking mitigation research continues with the completion of the 2005 Status Report on Compensatory Mitigation in the United States. The report, an update of the seminal 2001 Banks and Fees Study, is designed to determine the extent and nature of wetland mitigation banking and in-lieu fee mitigation activities in the nation. It ...

  • Good practice guidance for mining and biodiversity

    This book was published as part of an extensive dialogue between the International Council for Mining and Metals and the World Conservation Union (IUCN), which was set up to explore different aspects of biodiversity conservation in the mining and metals sector. The guide provides an informative, accessible and highly practical reference source on ...

  • Managing Wetlands in Arid Regions - Lessons Learned

    At the close of a 15-year regional programme to build institutional capacity for wetland resources management in West Africa, it was deemed essential to extract and review the lessons learned through this experience. This publication stems from the findings of a study carried out to analyse the experience as a whole and shed light on the ...

  • Managing wetlands in arid regions : lessons learned

    At the close of a 15-year regional programme to build institutional capacity for wetland resources management in West Africa, it was deemed essential to extract and review the lessons learned through this experience.This publication stems from the findings of a study carried out to analyse the experience as a whole and shed light on the successes, ...

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