Biodiversity and Conservation

This introductory guide through the maze of interdisciplinary themes combined in the concept of 'biodiversity' defines and explains all the core concepts and issues with the use of engaging examples drawn from across the world.

Biodiversity and Conservation

Author: Mike J. Jeffries

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415149044

Page: 208

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Biodiversity and Conservation offers an introductory guide through the maze of interdisciplinary themes that combine under the concept of 'biodiversity'. Featuring lively and engaging examples from the UK, Africa and several oceanic islands and elsewhere the book defines and explains core topics of biodiversity, from creation and natural processes, measurements and patterns of extant biodiversity, losses, causes and consequences, to legislative, species/habitat protection and economic approaches to conservation.

Biodiversity and Conservation

This Book Will Serve The Purpose Of Students Whose Curricula Include Biodiversity And Its Conservation, And Also Teachers And Reserchers In The Field.

Biodiversity and Conservation

Author: P. C. Joshi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 384

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This Book Will Serve The Purpose Of Students Whose Curricula Include Biodiversity And Its Conservation, And Also Teachers And Reserchers In The Field.

Biodiversity Conservation

The biodiversity conservation represents an unparalleled attempt to provide on independent scientific analysis of the current issues.

Biodiversity Conservation

Author: M. P. Dahiya

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 272

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The survival of the Earth s biological resources is under threat from rapidly expanding human populations that are degrading the environment at an accelerating rate. Despite the increased awareness of the importance of biological diversity, the scientific foundations on which to plan conservation and development policies are still being developed. The biodiversity conservation represents an unparalleled attempt to provide on independent scientific analysis of the current issues. It assesses the present state of knowledge, identifies gaps in understanding and draws attention to those issues where scientists have reached a consensus as well as those where uncertainity has led to conflicting viewpoints and a need for further research. The assessment provides an unprecedented source of information for decision-makers, officials, scientists and others interested in the future of the planet.

Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management Volume II

These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management   Volume II

Author: Franccesa Gherardi

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 1905839219

Page: 424

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Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management is a component of Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Policy and Management in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Biodiversity is declining worldwide at a very unprecedented rate as a complex response to several human-induced changes in the global environment. The magnitude of these changes is so large and their effects are so strongly linked to the altered ecosystem processes and to human (ab-)use of natural resources that biodiversity loss is today perceived as one of the most important issues that humankind should face with extreme urgency. Disseminating information, raising awareness, and propelling concern within a diversified target audience (general public, schools, local authorities, and government agencies) are also essential to develop shared responsibility and to encourage collaborative efforts and compliance. This has been the main objective of “Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management”. The Theme on Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world in eight major topics of discussion, and is focused on 1) History and Overview of Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas, 2) Management of Forests and other Wooded Habitats, 3) Management of Savannahs and Other Open Habitats, 4) Management of Wetlands, 5) Management of Tourism and Human Recreation Pressure, 6) Conservation Strategies, Species Action Plans and Translocation, 7) Captive Breeding and Gene Banks, and 8) Eradication and Control of Invasive Species. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

The Conservation of Plant Biodiversity

Discusses the various options for conserving plants at the level of the gene, species and community.

The Conservation of Plant Biodiversity

Author: Otto Herzberg Frankel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467315

Page: 299

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Discusses the various options for conserving plants at the level of the gene, species and community.

Biodiversity Conservation and Legal Aspects

This Is The Reason, Patenting Of Biodiversity Of Any Region Is Being Permitted Nowadays Under Intellectual Property Rights (Ipr) To Curb The Genetic Piracy As Biodiversity Originates At The Molecular Level And Dna, The Only Living Molecule ...

Biodiversity Conservation and Legal Aspects

Author: Dr. Asha Gupta

Publisher:

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Page: 283

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Biodiversity Is An Irreplaceable Resource Therefore Its Extinction Is Always For Ever. This Is The Reason, Patenting Of Biodiversity Of Any Region Is Being Permitted Nowadays Under Intellectual Property Rights (Ipr) To Curb The Genetic Piracy As Biodiversity Originates At The Molecular Level And Dna, The Only Living Molecule Is The First Level Of Biodiversity. It Is The Index Of Variety Of Nature And Comprises Every Form Of Life, From The Tiniest Microbes To The Mightiest Beasts And Gigantic Trees. It Exists At Gene, Organism And Ecosystem Levels. In The Present Book, Various Dimensions Of Biodiversity, Viz. Historical, Ethno-Medico-Botanical, Socio-Economical, Cultural, Structural, Legal, Conservational And Gender Related Etc. Have Been Discussed By Various Experts Of Different Fields. Status Of Biological Diversity In Forests, Wetlands, Croplands And Specialized Areas Like The Floating Grasslands Of Manipur, National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Agrestal And Ruderal Sites And Other Protected Areas Has Been Described At Length. Thus, The Book Will Be Equally Useful To Specialists , Teachers, Students, Planners , Policy Makers, Administrators And Commoners. It Gives A Good Insight Of Several Aspects Of Biodiversity Exemplifying Various Natural Phenomena Of Ne Indian Regions.

Human Exploitation and Biodiversity Conservation

This book presents a wide range of contributions addressing diverse aspects of biodiversity exploitation and conservation.

Human Exploitation and Biodiversity Conservation

Author: David L. Hawksworth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781402052828

Page: 514

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This book presents a wide range of contributions addressing diverse aspects of biodiversity exploitation and conservation. These collectively provide a snapshot of ongoing action and state-of-the-art research, rather than a series of necessarily more superficial overviews. Examples presented here derive from studies in 17 countries including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. These reports will stimulate future work toward attaining a sustainable balance between the conservation and exploitation of biodiversity.

Biodiversity Conservation Law and Livelihoods Bridging the North South Divide

This book brings together a number of the papers presented there and offers a global perspective on biodiversity conservation and the maintenance of sustainable cultures.

Biodiversity Conservation  Law and Livelihoods  Bridging the North South Divide

Author: Michael I. Jeffery

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139469128

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The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Studies' third colloquium of 2005 brought together more than 130 experts from 27 nations on nearly every continent. This book brings together a number of the papers presented there and offers a global perspective on biodiversity conservation and the maintenance of sustainable cultures. It addresses issues from international, regional, and country-specific perspectives. The book is organized thematically to present a broad spectrum of issues, including the history and major governance structures in this area; the needs, problems, and prerequisites for biodiversity; area-based, species-based, and ecosystem-based conservation measures; the use of components of biodiversity and the processes affecting it; biosecurity; and access to and sharing of benefits from components of biodiversity and their economic value.

Biodiversity

Discusses the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the effects of pollution and its relation to climate change, the importance of biodiversity, and the need to save endangered and threatened species.

Biodiversity

Author: Anne Elizabeth Maczulak

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816071977

Page: 216

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Discusses the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the effects of pollution and its relation to climate change, the importance of biodiversity, and the need to save endangered and threatened species.

Forest Environment and Biodiversity

Biological diversity (biodiversity) is also to be preserved to achieve sustainable development. The book is a sincere effort of the authors to provide compiled information on the subject matter of forest environment and diversity.

Forest Environment and Biodiversity

Author: Mahesh Prasad Singh

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788170354215

Page: 556

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Forests play important role in combating desertification, preventing erosion problems, other protective functions, climatic change and acting as carbon reservoirs and sinks. Forests, the biodiversity they contain and the ecological function they maintain, are a heritage of mankind. The vital role of forests in protecting fragile ecosystems, watersheds and freshwater reservoirs and as storehouses of rich biodiversity should be recognized. Forests contain not only woody species and wild animals but also a wealth of other species of actual or potentially socio-economic importance at the global, national and local levels, including wild relatives of important crop species. Biodiversity is the variety and variability of plant, animal and micro organism in a ecosystem. Biodiversity, in wild and domesticated forms, is the source for most of humanity food, medicine, clothing and housing, most of the cultural diversity and most of the intellectual and spiritual inspirations. In other words, it is the very basis of man s being. Currently, there is severe and widespread loss of biodiversity because of a variety of factors and therefore its conservation is of utmost importance. Conservation and development are partners in the process of environmental protection. To maintain and increase the ecological, biological, climatic, socio-cultural and economic contributions of forests, their conservation and management are urgently required. Biological diversity (biodiversity) is also to be preserved to achieve sustainable development. The book is a sincere effort of the authors to provide compiled information on the subject matter of forest environment and diversity. It includes the impact of forests on environment, basic concept, status and extent of biodiversity, its loss and suggests ways and means of conservation for achieving sustainable development. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Land Use, Forest Area and Population; Chapter 3: History of Forestry in India; Chapter 4: Ecological Perceptions; Chapter 5: Ecology of Indian Forests; Chapter 6: Forests and Environments; Chapter 7: Ecosystem Theory and Application; Chapter 8: Forests and Environment: Soil Erosion and Floods; Chapter 9: Wildlife and Biosphere Reserves; Chapter 10: Atmosphere; Chapter 11: Socio-Economic Effects and Constraints; Chapter 12: Women and Environment; Chapter 13: Macro Issues: Pressure on Forests; Chapter 14: Forestry and Rural Development; Chapter 15: Peoples Participation in Afforestation; Chapter 16: Environmental Considerations; Chapter 17: The Environmental Scenario; Chapter 18: Environmental Problems; Chapter 19: Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment; Chapter 20: Methods of Impact Analysis; Chapter 21: Some Case Studies of Environmental Impact Assessment; Chapter 22: Pollution: An Appraisal; Chapter 23: Air Pollution; Chapter 24: Water Pollution; Chapter 25: Biological Diversity; Chapter 26: Management of Forests for Wildlife; Chapter 27: Conservation of Biodiversity; Chapter 28: Action Plan for National Biodiversity Strategy; Chapter 29: Social Biota for Biodiversity; Chapter 30: Biodiversity Loss and Threat; Chapter 31: Biological Diversity Convention; Chapter 32: Conservation of Biodiversity in Indian Scenario; Chapter 33: Diversity in Community; Chapter 34: Bioresources Protection; Chapter 35: Biodiversity of Threatened Species of Medicinal Plants in India: An Appraisal; Chapter 36: Vegetative Propagation; Chapter 37: Tree Improvement through Biotechnological Tools; Chapter 38: Forest Resources and its Management; Chapter 39: Production and Receipt of Forest Products. C

Hidden Harvests

"This publication captures a decade of Green Foundation's work on conservation of biodiversity and its multiple functions"--cover, p. 4.

Hidden Harvests

Author: Vanaja Ramprasad

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 96

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"This publication captures a decade of Green Foundation's work on conservation of biodiversity and its multiple functions"--cover, p. 4.

Biodiversity Conservation Handbook

The Biodiversity Conservation Handbook is designed to assist state and local policymakers who wish to "think globally and act locally" by developing a state or local biodiversity program.

Biodiversity Conservation Handbook

Author: Robert B. McKinstry

Publisher: Environmental Law Institute

ISBN: 158576096X

Page: 651

View: 802

The Biodiversity Conservation Handbook is designed to assist state and local policymakers who wish to "think globally and act locally" by developing a state or local biodiversity program. In addition to providing background on biodiversity generally and the importance of such programs at the state and local level, it looks at how science can inform and be incorporated into biodiversity programs, the various legal tools states can use in implementing such programs, and the importance of considering people's social and economic needs in designing biodiversity programs. Last, it examines the steps Pennsylvania has taken to conserve and restore the native biodiversity within its borders.

Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Annotation A collection of papers regarding the conservation of Costa Rica's tropical dry forest, which is disappearing more rapidly than its rain forest, due to ease of conversion to agriculture.

Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Author: G. W. Frankie

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520223097

Page: 341

View: 919

Annotation A collection of papers regarding the conservation of Costa Rica's tropical dry forest, which is disappearing more rapidly than its rain forest, due to ease of conversion to agriculture.

Conservation of Biodiversity in Africa

Contents include: biodiversity in Africa: past and present; indigenous knowledge systems; current approaches to biodiversity conservation; investing for the future: education and training in biodiversity conservation; and management and use ...

Conservation of Biodiversity in Africa

Author: Leon A. Bennun

Publisher:

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Page: 400

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Presents 25 papers taken from an international conference held at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, 1992. Contents include: biodiversity in Africa: past and present; indigenous knowledge systems; current approaches to biodiversity conservation; investing for the future: education and training in biodiversity conservation; and management and use of of biodiversity data.

Biodiversity Hotspots

This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global scale, human diversity itself and various geographic ...

Biodiversity Hotspots

Author: Frank E. Zachos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642209925

Page: 546

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Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations. This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global scale, human diversity itself and various geographic regions exhibiting high levels of diversity. The areas covered range from genetics and taxonomy to evolutionary biology, biogeography and the social sciences. In addition to the classic hotspots in the tropics, the book also highlights various other ecosystems harbouring unique species communities including coral reefs and the Southern Ocean. The approach taken considers, but is not limited to, the original hotspot definition sensu stricto and presents a chapter introducing the 35th hotspot, the forests of East Australia. While, due to a bias in data availability, the majority of contributions on particular taxa deal with vertebrates and plants, some also deal with the less-studied invertebrates. This book will be essential reading for anyone involved with biodiversity, particularly researchers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, ecology and evolution.