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Participatory Biodiversity Conservation

Concepts, Experiences, and Perspectives

Editors: Baldauf, Cristina (Ed.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of the potential and challenges of participatory conservation inside and outside protected areas
  • Covers distinct dimensions (ecological, socioeconomic, political) of biodiversity conservation
  • The case studies presented encompass a wide range of sub-themes, environments and regions
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About this book

It has long been claimed that addressing biodiversity loss and other environmental problems demands a better understanding of the social dimensions of conservation; nevertheless, the active participation of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in conservation initiatives is still a challenging and somehow controversial issue. In this context, this book hopes to give voice to other perspectives related to biodiversity conservation beyond the “fortress conservation” model and emphasize one of the pillars of democracy – popular participation. It covers a wide range of environments and issues of special significance to the topic, such as the expansion of culturally constructed niches, protected areas and food security, community-based management, participatory agroforestry, productive restoration and biocultural conservation. The contents also explore the limitations and shortcomings of participatory practices in protected areas, the relationship between the global crisis of democracy and the decline of biocultural diversity, as well as present current discussions on policy frameworks and governance systems for effective participatory biodiversity conservation. In sum, this book provides a comprehensive and realistic perspective on the social dimensions of conservation based on a series of interrelated themes in participatory biodiversity conservation. The connections between biocultural conservation and the current political and economic environment are highlighted through the chapters and the book closes with a debate on ways to reconcile human welfare, environmental justice and biodiversity conservation.

About the authors

Cristina Baldauf has a BSc from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, MSc from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, and PhD from Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Currently, she is Associate Professor at Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-árido in Brazil, where she leads the Ethnoecology and Biodiversity Laboratory. Her research explores the relationship between traditional/local livelihoods and conservation using interdisciplinary approaches. She has an extensive experience in projects related to participatory biodiversity conservation in distinct regions and biomes.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Reflections on Democracy and the Participation of Society in Biodiversity Conservation

    Pages 3-14

    Baldauf, Cristina

  • Multiple Perspectives on Biodiversity Conservation: From Concept to Heated Debate

    Pages 15-32

    Baldauf, Cristina (et al.)

  • Domesticated Nature: The Culturally Constructed Niche of Humanity

    Pages 35-51

    Clement, Charles R. (et al.)

  • Protected Areas and Food Security: Unravelling the Issues

    Pages 53-68

    Vasquez, Winy (et al.)

  • Challenges for Rural Livelihoods, Participatory Agroforestry, and Biodiversity Conservation in a Neotropical Biosphere Reserve in Mexico

    Pages 69-89

    García-Barrios, Luis (et al.)

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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Participatory Biodiversity Conservation
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Experiences, and Perspectives
Editors
  • Cristina Baldauf
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41686-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41686-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41685-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-41688-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 237
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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