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Rangeland stewardship in Central Asia : balancing improved livelihoods, biodiversity conservation and land protection

Author: V R Squires
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume of 18 chapters is the work of more than 30 authors, many of whom are natives of the Central Asian region or are researchers who have dedicated a large part of their working lives to studying the development dynamics in this vast and fascinating region. The work focuses on the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. But it also traces the attitudes of land users to the land dating from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: V R Squires
ISBN: 9789400753679 9400753675
OCLC Number: 822262762
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The Context --
Setting the Stage: Key Features of the Present-Day Central Asian Region: An Introduction to the Wider Historical, Social, Political, Economic, Cultural, and Ecologic Contexts of the Region in a Nutshell / Daniel Maselli, Inam-ur-Rahim --
Better Land Stewardship: An Economic and Environmental Imperative, If There Is to Be Sustainable Development / Victor Squires --
Evolution of Land Use in Pastoral Culture in Central Asia with Special Reference to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan / R. M. Rahimon --
Land stewardship: from concept to practice --
Land Stewardship in Practice: An Example from the Eastern Pamirs of Tajikistan / Kim André Vanselow, Tobias Kraudzun, Cyrus Samimi --
Better Land Stewardship to Avert Poverty and Land Degradation: A Viewpoint from Afghanistan / Mohammad Hossein Emadi --
Extensive Livestock Production: Afghanistan's Kuchi Herders, Risks to and Strategies for Their Survival / Michael J. Jacobs, Catherine A. Schloeder --
Constraints and Barriers to Better Land Stewardship: Analysis of PRAs in Tajikistan / Barno Kurbanova --
Protecting Rural livelihoods: the key to land stewardship --
Rural Livelihoods in Tajikistan: What Factors and Policies Influence the Income and Well-Being of Rural Families? / Zvi Lerman --
The Feed-Livestock Nexus: Livestock Development Policy in Tajikistan / David Sedik --
Rangeland-Based Livestock: A Vital Subsector Under Threat in Tajikistan / Paul J. H. Strong, Victor Squires --
Creating the enabling environment --
Pastoral Tenure in Central Asia: Theme and Variation in the Five Former Soviet Republics / Sarah Robinson, Christoph Wiedemann, Stefan Michel, Yerlan Zhumabayev, Navinder Singh --
Governance and the Role of Institutions in Sustainable Development in the Central Asian Region / Victor Squires --
Land Tenure Reform in Tajikistan: Implications for Land Stewardship and Social Sustainability: A Case Study / Nargis Halimova --
Land protection --
Engaging with Land Users: The First Steps on a Long Road / Hua Limin, Degang Zhang --
Fostering Community-Based Stewardship of Wildlife in Central Asia: Transforming Snow Leopards from Pests into Valued Assets / Rodney Jackson --
Participatory Management of Desert Rangelands to Improve Food Security and Sustain the Natural Resource Base in Uzbekistan / Makhmud Shaumarov, Kristina N. Toderich, E. V. Shuyskaya, Shoaib Ismail, T. F. Radjabov --
Where to from here? --
International Perspectives on Legislative and Administrative Reforms as an Aid to Better Land Stewardship / Ian Hannam --
Conclusions and a Way Forward / John E. Leake.
Responsibility: Victor Squires, editor.
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This book examines how to foster land stewardship in Central Asia and its potential to arrest land degradation, conserve biodiversity and guarantee sustainable livelihoods. It presents previously  Read more...

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