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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


Cóndor: Better Decisionmaking on Infrastructure Projects

Silvio Olivieri and Claudia Martinez

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:
10.1093/0195125789.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses a computer‐based analytical software tool, called Condor, designed by Conservation International and Corporacion Andina de Fomento. It is meant to be used by everyone involved ... More


Citizens’ Revolution, 2006 to 2015: The Rise of the Paradoxical State

Tammy L. Lewis

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034296
eISBN:
9780262333382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034296.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the sweeping changes that have taken place since President Rafael Correa came to power as part of the socialist “Citizens’ Revolution” to transform the state from a weak agent ... More


From Noah’s Ark to ‘Nature+’: Legitimating the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Ina Lehmann

in International Organizations under Pressure: Legitimating Global Governance in Challenging Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198837893
eISBN:
9780191874499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837893.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter reconstructs two major changes in the ways in which the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has legitimated itself. In the 1980s and 1990s, IUCN’s focus first shifted ... More


A Weakness for the Maasai

Thomas M. Lekan

in Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199843671
eISBN:
9780190935375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199843671.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the ground-level debates over pastoral land rights that lay outside the aerial camera’s frame in Serengeti Shall Not Die. When the British gazetted Serengeti National Park in ... More


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