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Conservation biology : voices from the tropics

Author: Navjot S Sodhi
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.
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The late Navjot Sodhi conceived this book as a way of bringing to the forefront of our conservation planning for the tropics the views of people who were actually working and living there. In its 31 chapters, 55 authors present their views on the conservation problems they face and how they deal with them. Effective long term conservation in the tropics requires the full participation of local people, organizations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Conservation biology.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2013009680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Navjot S Sodhi
ISBN: 9781118679807 1118679806 9781118679814 1118679814 9781118679821 1118679822 9781118679838 1118679830
OCLC Number: 842994327
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Contributors; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; Remembering Navjot Sodhi: An Inspiring Mentor, Scholar, and Friend; CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Giving a Voice to the Tropics; References; PART 1: From Within the Region; Section 1: Africa; CHAPTER 2: Conservation Paradigms Seen through the Eyes of Bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Summary; Conservation paradigms; Paradigms in wildlife species conservation; Great apes and conservation paradigms; Conservation and bonobos in DRC; Bonobos: part of a failing conservation paradigm? Implications for conservation of bonobosBonobos and parks as a conservation paradigm; Acknowledgments; References; CHAPTER 3: Governance for Effective and Efficient Conservation in Ethiopia; Summary; Introduction; Babile Elephant Sanctuary; Nech Sar National Park; Kafta Sheraro National Park; Agricultural investment in southern Ethiopia; Synthesis; The way forward; References; CHAPTER 4: Wildlife in Jeopardy Inside and Outside Protected Areas in Côte d'Ivoire: The Combined Effects of Disorganization, Lack of Awareness, and Institutional Weakness; Summary; Introduction. Disorganization of the conservation sector in Côte d'IvoireLack of awareness at multiple levels; Institutional weakness in the field of conservation; Conclusion and recommendations; References; CHAPTER 5: Conservation Challenges for Madagascar in the Next Decade; Summary; The State of Madagascar's Biodiversity; Conservation Progress; Threats to Madagascar's Biodiversity; Challenges; Stopping the illegal exploitation of animals; Sustaining the Expanded Protected Area Network; Reducing the destruction of natural resources; Strengthening the effectiveness of forest management. Improving Benefits Sharing and Equitable Use of Natural ResourcesEnsuring that Science Is Better Used to Support Conservation; Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 6: Conservation in Mauritius and Rodrigues: Challenges and Achievements from Two Ecologically Devastated Oceanic Islands; Summary; Introduction; Daunting Conservation Challenges; Conservtion and Successes; Remaining Challenges; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; CHAPTER 7: Design and Outcomes of Community Forest Conservation Initiatives in Cross River State of Nigeria: A Foundation for REDD+?; Summary; Introduction. Context and drivers for community forestry in CRS, NigeriaDonor Interventions and Accomplishments; The DFID CRS Community Forestry Project (CRSCFP): 1999-2002; Analysis and Discussion; Project capacity; FMCs' capacity; System builders: a major prerequisite for effective and impactful community conservation projects; A Case Study on a Local Systems Builder; Conclusion and Recommendations; References; CHAPTER 8: Shades of Green: Conservation in the Developing Environment of Tanzania; Summary; Introduction; The Lake Natron Soda Ash Project; The Kitulo National Park.
Responsibility: [edited by] Navjot S. Sodhi, Luke Gibson, Peter H. Raven.

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The late Navjot Sodhi conceived this book as a way of bringing to the forefront of our conservation planning for the tropics the views of people who were actually working and living there. In its 31  Read more...

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Those involved in funding or planning programmes and projects in the tropics are sure to find this instructive. (Biodivers Conserv, 1 October 2015) Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, Read more...

 
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