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Routledge Studies in Conservation and the Environment


About the Series

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]).

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Jackals, Golden Wolves, and Honey Badgers Cunning, Courage, and Conflict with Humans

Jackals, Golden Wolves, and Honey Badgers: Cunning, Courage, and Conflict with Humans

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Keith Somerville
November 14, 2022

This book explores the fascinating and complex lives of the honey badger, the African jackals (black-backed jackal 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 ...

Case Studies of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in India

Case Studies of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in India

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Orus Ilyas, Afifullah Khan
November 10, 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 ...

Religion and Nature Conservation Global Case Studies

Religion and Nature Conservation: Global Case Studies

1st Edition

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Edited By Radhika Borde, Alison A Ormsby, Stephen M Awoyemi, Andrew G Gosler
October 27, 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 ...

Conservation Effectiveness and Concurrent Green Initiatives

Conservation Effectiveness and Concurrent Green Initiatives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Li An, Conghe Song, Qi Zhang, Eve Bohnett
September 29, 2022

The book examines concurrent green initiatives and their spillover effects in 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, ...

Threatened Freshwater Animals of Tropical East Asia Ecology and Conservation in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Threatened Freshwater Animals of Tropical East Asia: Ecology and Conservation in a Rapidly Changing Environment

1st Edition

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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 ...

Rethinking Wilderness and the Wild Conflict, Conservation and Co-existence

Rethinking Wilderness and the Wild: Conflict, Conservation and Co-existence

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited 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...

Conservation, Land Conflicts and Sustainable Tourism in Southern Africa Contemporary Issues and Approaches

Conservation, Land Conflicts and Sustainable Tourism in Southern Africa: Contemporary Issues and Approaches

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Women and Wildlife Trafficking Participants, Perpetrators and Victims

Women and Wildlife Trafficking: Participants, Perpetrators and Victims

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Protected Areas and Tourism in Southern Africa Conservation Goals and Community Livelihoods

Protected Areas and Tourism in Southern Africa: Conservation Goals and Community Livelihoods

1st Edition

Edited By Lesego Senyana Stone, Moren Tibabo Stone, Patricia Kefilwe Mogomotsi, Goemeone E.J. Mogomotsi
March 24, 2022

This volume discusses the complex relationship between Protected Areas and tourism and their impact on community livelihoods in a range of countries in Southern Africa. Protected areas and tourism have an enduring and symbiotic relationship. While protected areas offer a desirable setting for ...

Ethics in Biodiversity Conservation

Ethics in Biodiversity Conservation

1st Edition

By Patrik Baard
December 21, 2021

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 ...

A Political Ecology of Forest Conservation in India Communities, Wildlife and the State

A Political Ecology of Forest Conservation in India: Communities, Wildlife and the State

1st Edition

By Amrita Sen
November 26, 2021

This book critically explores the political ecology of human marginalization, wildlife conservation and the role of the state in politicizing conservation frameworks, drawing on examples from forests in India. The book specifically demonstrates the nuances within human-environmental linkages, ...

Is CITES Protecting Wildlife? Assessing Implementation and Compliance

Is CITES Protecting Wildlife?: Assessing Implementation and Compliance

1st Edition

By Tanya Wyatt
June 17, 2021

This book assesses the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), examining both implementation and compliance. Humans are causing a biodiversity crisis, where 1 million species are facing extinction. Species are dying, in no small part, because they ...

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