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Biodiversity

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter explains the concept, measurement and utility of bio-diversity as a resource and its intricate relationship with forest. It discusses the issues of economics of choice and economic ... More


Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Kemi Fuentes-George

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

When are transnational networks likely to convince policymakers in developing countries to adopt potentially costly environmental regulations for the good of managing biodiversity? Since most of the ... More


Ecuador's Environmental Revolutions: Ecoimperialists, Ecodependents, and Ecoresisters

Tammy L. Lewis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034296
eISBN:
9780262333382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034296.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Ecuador is biologically diverse, petroleum rich, and economically poor. Its extraordinary biodiversity has attracted attention and funding from such transnational environmental organizations as ... More


Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Rafi Youatt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694112
eISBN:
9781452950617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Three decades of biodiversity governance have largely failed to stop the ongoing environmental crisis of global species loss. Yet that governance has resulted in undeniably important political ... More


Vita Marinae

John Waldman

in Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Despite major environmental degradation, Newark Bay--a corner of New York Harbor—is brimming with life. The Harbor's high biodiversity has been noted since the earliest European explorers. This ... More


Environmental Law of Costa Rica: Development and Enforcement

Roxana Salazar

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents the legal frame for environmental and biodiversity protection in Costa Rica. It discusses some of the most important environmental laws produced by Costa Rica's Legislative ... More


Environmental Damage and Genetically Modified Organisms

Ruth Mackenzie

in Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199255733
eISBN:
9780191698262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255733.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Comparative Law

This chapter focuses on the risks posed by genetically modified crops. It argues that many of the risks which are likely to materialize fall comfortably within traditional heads of damage such as ... More


The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): Challenges and Responses

Pavan Sukhdev, Heidi Wittmer, and Dustin Miller

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

‘The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity’ (TEEB) is a global initiative that seeks to help decision-makers recognize the benefits of nature, demonstrate their values in economic terms and ... More


Social Landscapes and Ancient Environments

Mick Atha and Kennis Yip

in Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208982
eISBN:
9789888313952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 3 begins by exploring the making of Hong Kong’s present cultural landscape and then works back through its earlier forms, firstly into the age of rice farming where the long-term sustainable ... More


The New International Environment: Changing the Unchanged

A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066750
eISBN:
9780199080106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066750.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the changing world environment due to globalization. It discusses the impact of globalization on the notion of the Westphalian state. It argues that both terrorism and global ... More


Multilateral Environmental Agreements

A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066750
eISBN:
9780199080106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066750.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the dangers of instrumentalism that has affected environmental management regimes around the world. It considers instrumentalism as a phenomenon that obscures the basic purpose ... More


The Uniqueness of the Everyday: Herders and Invasive Species in India

Rajindra K. Puri

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter approaches climate change through the quotidian response of herders in India to an invasive species, Lantana camara, whose proliferation some believe is linked to changing precipitation ... More


Tourism, Development, and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

Kemi Fuentes-George

in Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter introduces the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS), a delicate system of coral reefs and mangroves along the coastline of Quintana Roo state in Mexico, threatened by overfishing and ... More


Egypt and the Migratory Soaring Birds Project

Kemi Fuentes-George

in Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes the threats to biodiversity posed by tourism and wind energy development in the Egyptian Red Sea/Rift Valley Flyway addressed by the project titled the Project for Sustainable ... More


Institutions and Regime Design

Kemi Fuentes-George

in Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter Five links these descriptions of local contestations over biodiversity governance to the study of international relations. In each case, a constellation of different treaties and institutions ... More


Conclusion: Grounding Global Conservation in Local Norms

Kemi Fuentes-George

in Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034289
eISBN:
9780262333924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034289.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The conclusion finds that a comparative study of transnational activism underlines the importance of justice claims to global environmental governance. It links debates on international environmental ... More


Natural Capital—Taken for Granted but Not Counted

Geoffrey Heal

in Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Natural capital – the complex of objects and systems that constitutes the natural environment or the biosphere - plays a fundamental and irreplaceable role in human life, as stories as diverse as the ... More


Valuing Natural Capital

Geoffrey Heal

in Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Can we place an economic value on natural capital, and if so, is this a useful exercise? We can value many aspects of natural capital, though this raises complex technical issues and also deep ... More


Creole Interferences: A Conflict over Biodiversity and Ownership in the South of Brazil

Ana Delgado and Israel Rodríguez-Giralt

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Delgado and Rodríguez-Giralt report on how traditional local seeds became a legal entity under the name of ‘Creole’, and had to co-exist with commercial seeds. Creole seeds, which have been ... More


Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Robin L. Chazdon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book brings tropical regenerating forests into clear focus, synthesizing information from hundreds of studies of forest regeneration following different types and intensities of disturbance ... More


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