Environment & Sustainability: Biodiversity & Conservation

  • Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas: An Assessment Guide book cover

    Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas

    An Assessment Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marianne Kettunen, Patrick ten Brink

    Protected areas (PAs) contain biodiversity and ecosystems of high conservation value. In addition, these areas provide a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, to our societies and economies, i.e. so called ecosystem services. These services include, for example, an ecosystem's…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13
    Routledge

  • Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development: Learning Journeys in Conservation book cover

    Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development

    Learning Journeys in Conservation, 1st Edition

    By John Blewitt, Daniella Tilbury

    Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological,…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
    Routledge

  • The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services book cover

    The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Sikor

    Humankind benefits from a multitude of resources and processes that are supplied by ecosystems, and collectively these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Interest in this topic has grown exponentially over the last decade, as biologists and economists have tried to quantify these benefits to…

    Paperback – 2013-07-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ecosystem Services

  • The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid: The Pergau Dam Affair book cover

    The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid

    The Pergau Dam Affair, 1st Edition

    By Tim Lankester

    The Pergau dam in Malaysia was the most controversial project in the history of British aid. Because of its high cost, it was a poor candidate for aid funding. It was provided in part to honour a highly irregular promise of civil aid in connection with a major arms deal. After two parliamentary…

    Paperback – 2013-07-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Redeeming REDD: Policies, Incentives and Social Feasibility for Avoided Deforestation book cover

    Redeeming REDD

    Policies, Incentives and Social Feasibility for Avoided Deforestation, 1st Edition

    By Michael I. Brown

    It is now well accepted that deforestation is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions and of climate change, with forests representing major sinks for carbon. As a result, public and private initiatives for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) have been widely…

    Paperback – 2013-06-20
    Routledge

  • Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa book cover

    Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon, Matthew McCartney

    In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture simply as a threat and disregards its important contribution to livelihoods. In rural areas…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge

  • Collective Learning for Transformational Change: A Guide to Collaborative Action book cover

    Collective Learning for Transformational Change

    A Guide to Collaborative Action, 1st Edition

    By Valerie A. Brown, Judith A. Lambert

    This step by step guide is for those seeking to undertake a transformational change process based on strong collaboration among diverse interests. Guiding transformational change goes beyond small changes to an existing system. It leads to lasting change in the system itself. The collective…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge

  • Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals: Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management book cover

    Invasive and Introduced Plants and Animals

    Human Perceptions, Attitudes and Approaches to Management, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian D. Rotherham, Robert A. Lambert

    There have been many well-publicized cases of invasive species of plants and animals, often introduced unintentionally but sometimes on purpose, causing widespread ecological havoc. Examples of such alien invasions include pernicious weeds such as Japanese knotweed, an introduced garden ornamental…

    Paperback – 2013-05-09
    Routledge

  • Energy and Electricity in Industrial Nations: The Sociology and Technology of Energy book cover

    Energy and Electricity in Industrial Nations

    The Sociology and Technology of Energy, 1st Edition

    By Allan Mazur

    Energy is at the top of the list of environmental problems facing industrial society, and is arguably the one that has been handled least successfully, in part because politicians and the public do not understand the physical technologies, while the engineers and industrialists do not understand…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge

  • Reclaiming Food Security book cover

    Reclaiming Food Security

    1st Edition

    By Michael S. Carolan

    In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy…

    Paperback – 2013-04-10
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health book cover

    Diversifying Food and Diets

    Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli, Federico Mattei

    Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and…

    Paperback – 2013-04-03
    Routledge
    Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

  • Dam the Rivers, Damn the People: Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil book cover

    Dam the Rivers, Damn the People

    Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil, 1st Edition

    By Barbara J. Cummings

    The Brazilian Amazon is the largest area of tropical rainforest in Latin America. Brazil is that continent's most rapidly developing country. The Amazon is at the heart of the conflict between conservation and development, between people and power, and between heritage and modernisation. In the…

    Paperback – 2013-03-28
    Routledge
    Sustainable Development Set

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