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Wild Capital: Nature's Economic and Ecological Wealth

Barbara K. Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

How we determine what is nature, what is wild, or even what in nature is worth protecting occurs through our human perspective. Whether it is a charismatic manatee or a majestic redwood, we care ... More


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


A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark Eldridge, Michele R. Dudash, Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, and Paul Sunnucks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198783411
eISBN:
9780191826337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783411.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The biological diversity of the planet is being rapidly depleted due to the direct and indirect consequences of human activity. As the size of wild animal and plant populations decreases and ... 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


Introduction

Barbara K. Jones

in Wild Capital: Nature’s Economic and Ecological Wealth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

By looking at nature through a social science lens, we can begin to see the natural world as an asset critical to our well-being and from that learn to appreciate its value. This appreciation can ... More


Creating Wild Capital from the Ecosystem Services Model

Barbara K. Jones

in Wild Capital: Nature's Economic and Ecological Wealth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

By failing to assign nature value in our current Anthropocene, the opportunity costs of diminishing biodiversity are not recognized in the marketplace, leading to significant negative consequences ... 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


Customary Rights of Farmers in Neoliberal India: A Legal and Policy Analysis

Sophy K. Joseph

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190121006
eISBN:
9780190990480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121006.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmer’s Rights Act, 2001, promises to balance the intellectual property rights of plant breeders and farmers under one umbrella legislation. However, there ... 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 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


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


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 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


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


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


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