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Observations on Trends and Issues in Global Conservation

James G. Teer

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses seven trends and issues in global conservation: (1) the emergence of ecology as a science, (2) the proliferation and influence of nongovernmental organizations, (3) sustainable ... More


Impacts

Peter Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568704
eISBN:
9780191717536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568704.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the human benefits from mangrove and seagrass ecosystems. Topics covered include direct and indirect uses of mangroves, coastal protection, ecotourism, sustainable management, ... More


Why Do You Want to Know: Bakit?

Barbara Goldoftas

in The Green Tiger: The Costs of Ecological Decline in the Philippines

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195135114
eISBN:
9780199868216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Until the 1990s, the province of Palawan was the final ecological frontier in the Philippines. Its relatively intact natural resources and unusually rich biodiversity made it the focus of attempts to ... More


Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice

David V. Carruthers (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033725
eISBN:
9780262269957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033725.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Environmental justice concerns form an important part of popular environmental movements in many countries. Activists, scholars, and policymakers in the developing world, for example, increasingly ... More


Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Robyn Ferrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

As the international art market globalizes the indigenous image, it changes its identity, status, value, and purpose in local and larger contexts. Focusing on a school of Australian Aboriginal ... More


Future Imperatives

Roger D. Stone

in Tropical Forests and the Human Spirit: Journeys to the Brink of Hope

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217997
eISBN:
9780520936072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217997.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores the possibilities of increased forest conservation and an increased role of local-community participation in it. Despite increased demand for forest resources and increasing ... More


Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Peter Redfield

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Rockets roar into space—bearing roughly half the world's commercial satellites—from the same South American coastal rainforest where convicts once did time on infamous Devil's Island. This book draws ... More


Paradise for Sale, or Fictions of Costa Rica

Laura Barbas-Rhoden

in Ecological Imaginations in Latin American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035468
eISBN:
9780813038155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035468.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter looks at Costa Rican texts which pick up the story of Latin American environmental history in the mid- to late twentieth century as the republics of the isthmus embraced agricultural ... More


Balancing Panda and Human Needs for Bamboo Shoots in Mabian Nature Reserve, China: Predictions from a Logistic-Like Model

Fuwen Wei, Guang Yang, Hu Jinchu, and Steringham Stephen

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the availability of bamboo shoots in light of competition from humans, bamboo rats, and insects. It also investigates the population dynamics of predators (panda) and prey ... More


Ecotourism and its Potential Impact on Iguana Conservation in the Caribbean

Charles R. Knapp

in Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on ecotourism and its impact on iguana conservation in the Caribbean. It begins by reviewing the four conditions the ecotourism industry must uphold to insure that benefits for ... More


Conservation and Its Challenges in Kenya

Josphat Ngonyo and Mariam Wanjala

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discuses conservation challenges in Kenya. The country has a number of projects aimed at protecting endangered species and maintaining biodiversity. Those taking precedence include ... More


Cartilaginous Fishes and Humans

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the interactions between the cartilaginous fishes and humans. It describes the risk of being bitten by a shark or being impaled by the barb of a stingray and the growing ... More


The Resource Basis of Human-Wildlife Interaction

Han Olff and J. Grant C. Hopcraft

in Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter analyzes how current human population density and land use respond to environmental gradients, with an emphasis on rainfall and soil fertility, and compares this to the responses of ... More


Epilogue

Eve Monique Zucker

in Forest of Struggle: Moralities of Remembrance in Upland Cambodia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836115
eISBN:
9780824871079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836115.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this epilogue, the author talks about the changes that have occurred in O'Thmaa seven years after her initial fieldwork. She cites the rise of ecotourism and the establishment of an international ... More


Ecotourism, Park Systems, and Environmental Justice in Latin America

Michele Zebich-Knos

in Environmental Justice in Latin America: Problems, Promise, and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033725
eISBN:
9780262269957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033725.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the role of ecotourism and park systems in ensuring environmental justice in Latin America, and examines the role of ecotourism in earning revenues for small towns and villages. ... More


Wolves, Bison, and Bears, Oh My! Defining Nature at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Stephanie Rutherford

in Governing the Wild: Ecotours of Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674404
eISBN:
9781452946740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674404.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses how ecotourism is not only about environmentalism but also about power. Ecotours can work to structure vision, separate nature, and culture, and proffer discourses of science ... More


Parks and New Eco-Regimes

Thomas R. H. Havens

in Parkscapes: Green Spaces in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834777
eISBN:
9780824871680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834777.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines new eco-regimes of volunteerism and ecological consciousness in both city and natural parks during the 1990s and early twenty-first century. During the 1990s and early 2000s, ... More


Baikal Goes Global

Kate Pride Brown

in Saving the Sacred Sea: The Power of Civil Society in an Age of Authoritarianism and Globalization

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190660949
eISBN:
9780190660987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190660949.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces the relational position of civil society through the history of three key organizations: Baikal Environmental Wave, the Tahoe-Baikal Institute, and the Great Baikal Trail. The ... More


Impacts of climate change in the Greater Cape Floristic Region

Res Altwegg, Adam West, Lindsey Gillson, and Guy F. Midgley

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Climate is an important driver of biodiversity in the GCFR and the region is thus potentially vulnerable to climate change. The climate in the region has warmed over the last century, but there has ... More


Infectious disease and primate conservation

Charles L. Nunn and Thomas R. Gillespie

in An Introduction to Primate Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198703389
eISBN:
9780191824067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703389.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Infectious disease is an important factor that may contribute to primate population declines. In addition, as primate species are lost, the parasitic organisms that coevolved with them are also lost. ... More


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