This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to conservation and the environment, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. Topics include, but are not limited to, development, environmental policy and politics, ecosystem change, natural resources (including land, water, oceans and forests), security, wildlife, protected areas, tourism, human-wildlife conflict, agriculture, economics, law and climate change.
This series publishes titles for all audiences, including students, scholars and professional/policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).
Ethics in Biodiversity Conservation
Threatened Freshwater Animals of Tropical East Asia Ecology and Conservation in a Rapidly Changing Environment
Conservation, Land Conflicts and Sustainable Tourism in Southern Africa Contemporary Issues and Approaches
By Kurt Jax
October 26, 2023
This book provides a review of the multitude of conservation concepts, both from a scientific, philosophical and social science perspective, asking how we want to shape our relationship with nature as humans, and providing guidance on which conservation approaches can help us to do this. Nature ...
By Quentin Wheeler
July 06, 2023
This book presents an engaging and accessible examination of the role of systematic biology in species exploration and biodiversity conservation. Our planet and systematic biology are at a crossroads. Millions of species face an imminent threat of extinction, and, with knowledge of only a fraction...
By Patrik Baard
May 31, 2023
This book examines the role of ethics and philosophy in biodiversity conservation. The objective of this book is two-fold: on the one hand it offers a detailed and systematic account of central normative concepts often used, but rarely explicated nor justified, within conservation biology. Such ...
By Amin Rastandeh, Meghann Jarchow
December 30, 2022
This book delivers a realistic and feasible framework for creating resilient landscapes in an era of anthropogenic climate change. From across six continents, this book presents fifteen case studies of differing sociocultural, economic, and biophysical backgrounds that showcase opportunities and ...
By Orus Ilyas, Afifullah Khan
November 30, 2022
This volume brings together a collection of case studies examining wildlife ecology and conservation across India. The book explores and examines a wide range of fauna across different terrains and habitats in India, revealing key issues and concerns for biodiversity conservation, with a ...
By Keith Somerville
November 15, 2022
This book explores the fascinating and complex lives of the honey badger, the African jackals (black-backed and side-striped), African golden wolves, and Eurasian golden jackals. In recent years, interest in these creatures has grown exponentially, through wildlife documentaries and media clips ...
By Radhika Borde, Alison A Ormsby, Stephen M Awoyemi, Andrew G Gosler
October 31, 2022
This book presents a broad array of global case studies exploring the interaction between religion and the conservation of nature, from the viewpoints of the religious practitioners themselves. With conservation and religion often being championed as allies in the quest for a sustainable world ...
By Li An, Conghe Song, Qi Zhang, Eve Bohnett
September 29, 2022
The book examines concurrent green initiatives and their spillover effects on environmental conservation and management to reveal their impact on conservation effectiveness, drawing on a range of international case studies. Green initiatives are programs, payments, or endeavors that restore, ...
By David Dudgeon
August 04, 2022
This book offers a comprehensive account of the current state of inland waters in tropical and subtropical East Asia, exploring a series of case studies of freshwater fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and water bodies at particular risk. The book highlights the rich freshwater ...
By Robyn Bartel, Marty Branagan, Fiona Utley, Stephen Harris
August 01, 2022
Rethinking Wilderness and the Wild: Conflict, Conservation and Co-existence examines the complexities surrounding the concept of wilderness. Contemporary wilderness scholarship has tended to fall into two categories: the so-called ‘fortress conservation’ and ‘co-existence’ schools of thought. This...
By Regis Musavengane, Llewellyn Leonard
May 12, 2022
This book examines the nexus between conservation, land conflicts, and sustainable tourism approaches in Southern Africa, with a focus on equity, access, restitution, and redistribution. While Southern Africa is home to important biodiversity, pristine woodlands, and grasslands, and is a habitat ...
By Helen U. Agu, Meredith L. Gore
March 31, 2022
This volume examines women and wildlife trafficking via a collection of narratives, case studies and theoretical syntheses from diverse voices and disciplines. Wildlife trafficking has been documented in over 120 countries around the world. While species extinction and animal abuse are major ...