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The Economics of Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Nations

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Scientists and governments recognize the importance of biodiversity and its value to society. However, the unprecedented loss of biodiversity in this century signals a serious failure of policy to ... More


Protected Areas: Science, Policy, and Management to Meet the Challenges of Global Change in the Twenty-First Century

Kenton R. Miller and Charles Victor Barber

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/9780195309454.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter argues that while about 12% of the world's land surface area (about 17 million km2) has been officially “protected”, the challenge of the 21st century is to make these protected areas ... More


From conservation theory to practice: crossing the divide

Madhu Rao and Joshua Ginsberg

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Madhu Rao and Joshua Ginsberg explore the implementation of conservation science in this chapter. Integrating the inputs of decision‐makers and local people into scientifically rigorous conservation ... More


Conservation with a Heart

Barbara Goldoftas

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195135114
eISBN:
9780199868216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS), created in 1992, established protected areas that could have the twin goals of conservation and sustainable development. This chapter profiles ... More


Humanitarian Intervention in the Balkans

Nicholas Morris*

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Assesses the success of the two humanitarian interventions in the Balkans – Bosnia in 1995 and Kosovo in 1999 – from the perspective of humanitarian organizations. It argues how, ironically, the ... More


The Future, Human Population, and Management

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Climate change and direct, local impacts are reducing the ability of reefs to support rich ecosystems, including those of people dependent upon them. Adaptation by reefs has been suggested as being ... More


Biodiversity Conservation: Global Priorities, Trends, and the Outlook for the Future

Russell A. Mittermeier and William R. Konstant

in Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125788
eISBN:
9780199832927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes biodiversity and its value to society. The concepts of biodiversity hotspots, major tropical Wilderness Areas, and Megadiversity Countries and Conservation International's ... More


Emerging Standards on Corporate Accountability in IEL

Elisa Morgera

in Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558018
eISBN:
9780191705311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558018.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter further investigates the convergence among the international environmental standards for corporate accountability identified or proposed by the international organizations previously ... More


A Global Perspective on Parks and Protected Areas

Ernesto C. Enkerlin-Hoeflich and Steven R. Beissinger

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter provides a perspective on the state of protected areas around the world. The values that protected areas serve for different communities have evolved greatly over the past century. While ... More


The Tangled Web of People, Landscapes, and Protected Areas

Ruth Defries

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Protected areas currently comprise a substantial land use and cover 14% of the Earth’s land surface. Their expansion in recent decades, combined with increasing economic growth and aspirations in ... More


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