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Routledge Studies in Conservation and the Environment


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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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Positive Psychology and Biodiversity Conservation Health, Wellbeing, and Pro-Environmental Action

Positive Psychology and Biodiversity Conservation: Health, Wellbeing, and Pro-Environmental Action

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jolanta Burke, Darren Clarke, Jimmy O'Keeffe, Sean Corrigan
October 04, 2024

This book reveals how pro-environmental actions can boost individuals’ and communities’ psychological, social and emotional wellbeing, as well as resulting in positive environmental changes. Pro-environmental actions are often viewed as being motivated by anxiety, shame or anger. However, emerging ...

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 27, 2024

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 ...

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

By David Dudgeon
May 27, 2024

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 ...

Conservation Leadership A Practical Guide

Conservation Leadership: A Practical Guide

1st Edition

By Simon Black
April 22, 2024

This book is an important guide for individuals seeking to develop and grow their leadership skills in the wildlife conservation sector, across varied disciplines such as environmental management, conservation biology, and ecotourism. Conservation Leadership addresses what leadership is, why it is ...

Japan's Withdrawal from International Whaling Regulation

Japan's Withdrawal from International Whaling Regulation

1st Edition

Edited By Nikolas Sellheim, Joji Morishita
December 11, 2023

This book examines the impact and implications of Japan’s withdrawal from the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW), which came into effect in July 2019. In 1982 the International Whaling Commission (IWC) adopted a moratorium on commercial whaling which has been in effect ...

Conservation Concepts Rethinking Human–Nature Relationships

Conservation Concepts: Rethinking Human–Nature Relationships

1st Edition

By Kurt Jax
October 31, 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 relationships with nature as humans, and providing guidance on which conservation approaches can help us to do this. Nature ...

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
September 25, 2023

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, ...

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 T. Stone, Patricia Kefilwe Mogomotsi, Goemeone E.J. Mogomotsi
September 25, 2023

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 ...

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
September 25, 2023

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 ...

Species, Science and Society The Role of Systematic Biology

Species, Science and Society: The Role of Systematic Biology

1st Edition

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...

Ethics in Biodiversity Conservation

Ethics in Biodiversity Conservation

1st Edition

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 ...

Creating Resilient Landscapes in an Era of Climate Change Global Case Studies and Real-World Solutions

Creating Resilient Landscapes in an Era of Climate Change: Global Case Studies and Real-World Solutions

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

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