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This book presents a wide range of contributions addressing diverse aspects of biodiversity exploitation and conservation.

Author: David L. Hawksworth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402052835

Category: Science

Page: 514

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This book presents a wide range of contributions addressing diverse aspects of biodiversity exploitation and conservation. These collectively provide a snapshot of ongoing action and state-of-the-art research, rather than a series of necessarily more superficial overviews. Examples presented here derive from studies in 17 countries including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. These reports will stimulate future work toward attaining a sustainable balance between the conservation and exploitation of biodiversity.
2008-01-03 By David L. Hawksworth

Conservation and management of biodiversity is a priority concern in environmental as well as development policies world-wide. This is a due to the increasing growing need for maintaining ecological balance reserve.

Author: Azmal Hussain

Publisher: SBS Publishers

ISBN: 8131427072

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 350

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Biodiversity essentially refers to all aspects of variability evident in the living world, including diversity within and between individuals, populations, species, communities and ecosystems. Biodiversity trends are mainly assessed in terms of declining populations and species, either individually or collectively, when manifest of loss of habitants or reduction in the area of ecosystems. The challenges to biodiversity have been explicit from different facts and figures suggesting that many species are no longer found throughout their former ranges, and may only occur in reduced numbers. Many high value fish have shown considerable decline mainly owing to over exploitation. Conservation and management of biodiversity is a priority concern in environmental as well as development policies world-wide. This is a due to the increasing growing need for maintaining ecological balance reserve. Besides, human exploitation beyond a concerning limit may pose challenges to the global wealth of biodiversity every now and then. Against this backdrop, the book attempts to capture some of the issues pertaining to biodiversity conservation and management. The book also highlights the existing and potential role of society, including different institutional arrangements in the context of conservation and management of biodiversity. The book emphasises on these aspects through various country experiences.
2012-01-01 By Azmal Hussain

This book draws together a wide range of papers from researchers around the world that address the conservation and biodiversity of vertebrates, particularly those in terrestrial habitats.

Author: David L. Hawksworth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402063206

Category: Science

Page: 494

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This book draws together a wide range of papers from researchers around the world that address the conservation and biodiversity of vertebrates, particularly those in terrestrial habitats. Collectively, the papers provide a snap-shot of the types of studies and actions being taken in vertebrate conservation and provide topical examples that will make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.
2007-09-09 By David L. Hawksworth

This book addresses some key questions for the sustainable use of natural environme.

Author: John Merson

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9781742246215

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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In an increasingly crowded world reconciling environmental'conservation' with the 'sustainable use' of natural resources is now ourgreatest challenge. Nature conservation has traditionally focused onprotecting iconic and important areas of biodiversity from humanexploitation through the establishment of National Parks and WorldHeritage Areas. While this is essential, a narrow focus on protected areaconservation risks overlooking local needs in areas where peopleand natural systems must co-exist.This book addresses some key questions for the sustainable use of naturalenvironments:What should be conserved and who decides?Is 'use' compatible with conservation, and under what circumstances?Are trade-offs between conservation and development necessary?How do we find those elusive 'win-win' solutions?
2013 By John Merson

This book brings together international experts to examine interactions between the biology of wildlife and the divergent goals of people involved in hunting, fishing, gathering and culling wildlife.

Author: John D. Reynolds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521787335

Category: Nature

Page: 524

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The use of wildlife for food and other human needs poses one of the greatest threats to the conservation of biodiversity. Wildlife exploitation is also critically important to many people from a variety of cultures for subsistence and commerce. This book brings together international experts to examine interactions between the biology of wildlife and the divergent goals of people involved in hunting, fishing, gathering and culling wildlife. Reviews of theory show how sustainable exploitation is tied to the study of population dynamics, with direct links to reproductive rates, life histories, behaviour, and ecology. As such theory is rarely put into practice to achieve sustainable use and effective conservation, Conservation of Exploited Species explores the many reasons for this failure and considers remedies to tackle them, including scientific issues such as how to incorporate uncertainty into estimations, as well as social and political problems that stem from conflicting goals in exploitation.
2001-10-18 By John D. Reynolds

TOPICS IN BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 1. David L. Hawksworth and Alan T. Bull (eds.): Arthropod Diversity and Conservation. 2006 ISBN 1-4020-5203-0 2. ... Human Exploitation and Biodiversity Conservation. 2006 ISBN 1-4020-5282-0 4.

Author: David L. Hawksworth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402057342

Category: Science

Page: 399

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Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, through exploitation, and also by climate change, as ocean currents change course, sea levels rise, and rainfall patterns change. This book gathers papers on the biodiversity conservation of these increasingly threatened habitats. The papers provide a snapshot of the problems they face, and offer numerous examples which render this volume valuable to educators in marine, freshwater and wetlands ecology, conservation and ecological restoration.
2007-11-25 By David L. Hawksworth

Establish the socio-economic factors that result in the current pattern of human exploitation of the coastal wetlands. Effective Management for Biodiversity Conservation in Sri Lankan Coastal Wetlands: Socio-economic impacts.

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Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9789290906957

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Unfortunately, the actual situation is not that well managed and, as for all other natural resources, there are limits to wetland exploitation; limits that human overuse and unsustainable exploitation have often surpassed, ...

Author: Franccesa Gherardi

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781905839209

Category: Nature

Page: 446

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Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management is a component of Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Policy and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Biodiversity is declining worldwide at a very unprecedented rate as a complex response to several human-induced changes in the global environment. The magnitude of these changes is so large and their effects are so strongly linked to the altered ecosystem processes and to human (ab-)use of natural resources that biodiversity loss is today perceived as one of the most important issues that humankind should face with extreme urgency. Disseminating information, raising awareness, and propelling concern within a diversified target audience (general public, schools, local authorities, and government agencies) are also essential to develop shared responsibility and to encourage collaborative efforts and compliance. This has been the main objective of “Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management”. The Theme on Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world in eight major topics of discussion, and is focused on 1) History and Overview of Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas, 2) Management of Forests and other Wooded Habitats, 3) Management of Savannahs and Other Open Habitats, 4) Management of Wetlands, 5) Management of Tourism and Human Recreation Pressure, 6) Conservation Strategies, Species Action Plans and Translocation, 7) Captive Breeding and Gene Banks, and 8) Eradication and Control of Invasive Species. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
2009-12-29 By Franccesa Gherardi

Author: Piers M. Blaikie

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01705965H

Category: Agricultural conservation

Page: 82

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Historically, managers have often assumed that 'protection' of biodiversity in hotspots meant reduction or exclusion of human exploitation of physical and biological resources. There were some good reasonsfor this assumption.

Author: Dirk Lanzerath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135106270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Biodiversity may refer to the diversity of genes, species or ecosystems in general. These varying concepts of biodiversity occasionally lead to conflicts among researchers and policy makers, as each of them require a customized type of protection strategy. This book addresses the questions surrounding the merits of conserving an existing situation, evolutionary development or the intentional substitution of one genome, species or ecosystem for another. Any practical steps towards the protection of biodiversity demand a definition of that which is to be protected and, in turn, the motivations for protecting biodiversity. Is biodiversity a necessary model which is also useful, or does it carry intrinsic value? Debates like this are particularly complex when interested parties address it from different conceptual and moral perspectives. Comprised of three parts, each complemented by a short introductory paragraph, this collection presents a variety of approaches to this challenge. The chapters cover the perspectives of environmental scientists with expertise in evolutionary, environmental biology, systematic zoology and botany, as well as those of researchers with expertise in philosophy, ethics, politics, law and economics. This combination facilitates a truly interdisciplinary debate by highlighting hitherto unacknowledged implications that inform current academic and political debates on biodiversity and its protection. The book should be of interest to students and researchers of environment studies, biodiversity, environmental philosophy, ethics and management.
2014-01-23 By Dirk Lanzerath