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Conservation Biology: Voices from the Tropic – eBook

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  • Authors: Navjot S. Sodhi, Luke Gibson, Peter H. Raven
  • File Size: 10 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 288 Pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition
  • Publication Date: July 3, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DT182KC
  • ISBN-10: 0470658630
  • ISBN-13: 9780470658635

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Author(s)

Luke Gibson

Navjot S. Sodhi

Peter H. Raven

Peter H. Raven

Dr. Peter H. Raven is the director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington University at St. Louis. He oversees the garden's internationally recognized research program in tropical botany, one of the world's most active in the conservation and study of imperiled tropical habitats. Professor Raven's botanical work and research in the area of tropical conservation have earned him numerous awards and honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship. He has written over 17 textbooks and more than 400 articles, and he is a member of the National Academy of Science and the National Research Council.

The late Navjot Sodhi envisioned this ebook Conservation Biology: Voices from the Tropic (PDF) as a way to bring the perspectives of people who were actually working and living in the tropics to the forefront of our conservation planning for the tropics. 55 authors present their perspectives on the conservation issues they face and how they deal with them in 31 chapters.

Long-term conservation in the tropics necessitates the active participation of local people, organizations, and governments.
Over the next several decades, the human population of tropical countries is expected to grow by more than 2.5 billion people, with expectations of increased consumption levels growing even faster than population levels; clearly, there will be a need for more trained conservationists and biologists.
Significant levels of local involvement are required for conservation success, with local people’s rights fully recognized, protected, and promoted by governmental and international assistance.

Overarching conservation plans are necessary, but they cannot guarantee success. Individual experiences presented in the pages of this book will provide useful models for building better and more sustainable lives for people living in the tropics, as well as ensuring the continued survival of as many species and functioning ecosystems as possible.

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