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The World’s Protected Areas: Status, Values, and Prospects in the Twenty-first CenturyArtist/Author: Chape, Stuart et al., editors.
Illustrated with maps, colour photographs, and graphics, this reference offers a comprehensive status report on the world’s 60,000 parks, nature reserves, and other land and marine areas designated as protected areas. It offers an overview of what these protected areas have and have not accomplished and what threats they face., Extensively illustrated with maps, colour photographs, and graphics, this state-of-the-art reference offers a comprehensive and authoritative status report on the world’s 60,000 parks, nature reserves, and other land and marine areas currently designated as protected areas. Now covering about 12 percent of the Earth’s surface, protected areas provide a wide range of valuable ecological benefits: they contribute to biodiversity conservation; supply food, water, and other resources; regulate weather patterns; contain potential medicines; generate income at local, regional, and national levels through tourism; and more. This timely volume offers a benchmark overview of where these protected areas exist worldwide, what they have and have not accomplished, what threats they face, and how they can be better managed to achieve the goals of conserving biodiversity and other natural resources.
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Lessons from Amazonia: The Ecology and Conservation of a Fragmented ForestArtist/Author: Bierregaard, Jr. Richard O. et al.
Deforestation is occurring at an alarming rate in many parts of the world, causing destruction of natural habitat and fragmentation of what remains. Nowhere is this problem more pressing than in the Amazon rainforest, which is rapidly vanishing in the face of enormous pressure from humans to exploit it. This book presents the results of the longest-running and most comprehensive study of forest fragmentation ever undertaken, the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP) in central Amazonia, the only experimental study of tropical forest fragmentation in which baseline data are available before isolation from continuous forest took place.A joint project of Brazil’s National Institute for Research in Amazonia and the U.S. Smithsonian Institution, the BDFFP has investigated the many effects that habitat fragmentation has on plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates. The book provides an overview of the BDFFP, reports on its case studies, looks at forest ecology and tree genetics, and considers what issues are involved in establishing conservation and management guidelines.
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