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Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities

Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities
Protecting beyond the Protected

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Tim O'Riordan, Tom Lovejoy, Norman Myers, Jules Pretty, Jenny Fairbrass, Martin Welp, Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Toddi Steelman, Amanda Younge, Markus Nuding, Ione Egler, Michael Sturm, Dami Buchori, David Ardhain, Daniela Hamidovic, Walter Reid
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  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521890526

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  • The rate at which the planet is losing its biodiversity, the implications of this loss, and possible remedies are the subject of much public and academic debate. This book shows how biodiversity can be protected through the involvement of local communities. The authors suggest that strict protection of threatened areas must be combined with involvement by local economies and societies. The book examines the experience of regions around the world where this approach has been tried, drawing upon the insights of political scientists, economists and social psychologists.

    • This book offers a unique study of how local communities can be involved in the preservation of biodiversity, with cases studies from around the world
    • Publication will be in time for the lead up to the 10th anniversary of the Rio Convention on Biodiversity
    • Contributors include leading political scientists, economists and ecologists, and their insights are of interest to general readers and professionals as well as to academic researchers
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    "[The book's] strengths are its case studies and its important recognition that participatory democracy will, and must, drive a paradigm shift in conservation." Nature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521890526
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 3 maps 26 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Setting the Scene:
    1. Protecting beyond the protected Tim O'Riordan
    Part II. Policy and Management:
    2. Biodiversity: threats and challenges Tom Lovejoy
    3. Biodiversity and biodepletion: the need for a paradigm shift Norman Myers
    4. People, livelihoods and collective action in biodiversity management Jules Pretty
    5. Deliberative democracy and participatory biodiversity Tim O'Riordan
    Part III. Case Studies:
    6. The politics of biodiversity in Europe Tim O'Riordan, Jenny Fairbrass, Martin Welp and Susanne Stoll-Kleemann
    7. Community-based involvement in biodiversity protection in the United States Toddi Steelman
    8. An ecoregional approach to biodiversity conservation in the Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa Amanda Younge
    9. Wildlife management in Namibia: the conservancy approach Markus Nuding
    10. Brazil: selling biodiversity with local livelihoods Ione Egler
    11. The mixed experience of private sector involvement in biodiversity management in Costa Rica Michael Sturm
    12. The uncertain role of biodiversity management in emerging democracies Martin Welp, Dami Buchori, David Ardhain and Daniela Hamidovic
    Part IV. Perspective:
    13. Enhancing biodiversity and humanity Susanne Stoll-Kleemann and Tim O'Riordan
    Epilogue Walter Reid.

  • Editors

    Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia
    Tim O'Riordan is Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, and member of the UK Sustainable Development Commission.

    Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
    Susanne Stoll-Kleeman is an independent researcher into biodiversity and sustainability affiliated to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.


    Tim O'Riordan, Tom Lovejoy, Norman Myers, Jules Pretty, Jenny Fairbrass, Martin Welp, Susanne Stoll-Kleemann, Toddi Steelman, Amanda Younge, Markus Nuding, Ione Egler, Michael Sturm, Dami Buchori, David Ardhain, Daniela Hamidovic, Walter Reid

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