Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation

Human Exploitation and Biodiversity Conservation

Editors: Hawksworth, David L., Bull, Alan T. (Eds.)

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The sustainable use of biodiversity is one of the three key objectives of the 1992 "Convention on Biological Diversity". To achieve this, sound conservation practice has to be recognized as beneficial and implemented by all who access, or use it – from subsistence farmers to skiers and pharmaceutical bioprospectors. At the same time, indigenous peoples necessarily utilize enormous numbers of plants, fungi, and fish, particularly for foods and medicines.

This book gathers together a wide range of contributions addressing diverse aspects of front-line human involvement in biodiversity exploitation and conservation. Its scope is broad, the organisms explored ranging from birds, invertebrates and mammals – both terrestrial and aquatic – to crops and medicinal plants. Meanwhile, the issues addressed include land use changes, the importance of gardens, hedges and green lanes, housing developments, hunting, invasive species, local community involvement, sacred groves, socioeconomic factors and trade.

These peer reviewed case studies come from studies in 17 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Providing a snap-shot of on-going action and state-of-the-art research, rather than a series of necessarily more superficial overviews, this collection will be of particular interest to courses including biodiversity and/or conservation issues, and to advanced students and researchers working in related fields.

 Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 15:8 (2006).

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"This absorbing volume brings together papers from … the journal Biodiversity and Conservation. … Each chapter … is a little treasure house of biotic data, indigenous knowledge, or informed ideas about planning and implementing conservation projects. Overall, the collection is … manageably grand in scope. … The book is recommended as a useful addition to the library of conservation biologists, natural resource managers, grass-roots stakeholders and advocates, and, especially, students looking for a convenient entrée into the literature about global studies." (Gary Haynes, Ecology, Vol. 89 (6), 2008)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hawksworth, David L.

    Pages 1-2

  • Impacts of demographic and socioeconomic factors on spatio-temporal dynamics of panda habitat

    An, Li (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Avian species richness and numbers in the built environment: can new housing developments be good for birds?

    Mason, Christopher F.

    Pages 25-38

  • Indigenous knowledge and traditional conservation of fonio millet (Digitaria exilis, Digitaria iburua) in Togo

    Adoukonou-Sagbadja, H. (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

  • People and mammals in Mexico: conservation conflicts at a national scale

    Vázquez, Luis-Bernardo (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Exploitation and Biodiversity Conservation
Editors
  • David L. Hawksworth
  • Alan T. Bull
Series Title
Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5283-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5283-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5282-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7329-7
Series ISSN
1875-1288
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 514
Additional Information
Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 15:8 (2006)
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