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Conservation

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780521181686

ISBN10:
0521181682
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/25/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The importance of conservation is growing each year, with increasing concerns over the destruction of biodiversity and the rising awareness of ecosystem services generating new debates on the human-nature relationship. This compact overview integrates the process, theory and practice of conservation for a broad readership, from non-specialists to students and practitioners. Taking a global perspective, it uses examples from around the world to illustrate general themes and show how problems arise from the impact of societal trends on ecological communities. A significant practical component will be particularly valuable for environmental professionals, outlining the requirements for rigorous surveys, biodiversity valuation, the assessment of impact and its mitigation. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition reflects trends towards embracing multiple disciplines, considering the links between ecology and the social sciences and bringing conservation to the heart of sustainability and environmental policy.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to conservation
Threats to biodiversity
Evaluation of priorities for species and habitats
Monitoring, indicators and impact assessment
Management of natural and fragmented habitats
Management of species
Sustainable use, semi-natural cultural landscapes, and the matrix
Restoration and offsetting
Environmental policy
References
Index to species names
Index
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