Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Conservation : Problems and Policies

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This text reports the more policy-oriented results of the Biodiversity programme of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Beijer Institute. The programme brought economists and ecologists together to consider where the problem in biodiversity loss really lies, what costs it has for society, and how it might best be addressed. The results are different from those reported in other works on the subject. Biodiversity loss matters for all ecosystems - not just the megadiversity tropical forests. And it matters because it compromises the resilience and so the productivity of those systems. Biodiversity conservation requires the development of policies that change the behaviour of resource use everywhere - not just in parks and reserves. The book is suitable reading for researchers and policy makers alike. It canvasses options for the reform of park management, biodiversity conservation projects, property rights, tax, trade and price regimes that are within the reach of governments everywhere.
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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 171.45 x 230 x 25.4mm | 861.83g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • tables, figures, references, index
  • 0792331400
  • 9780792331407

Table of contents

Part 1: Framing the Problem. 1. Biodiversity conservation and economic development: the policy problem; C.A. Perrings, K.-G. Maler, C. Folke, C.S. Holling, B.O. Jansson. 2. Biodiversity conservation and economic development: local and global dimensions; D.W. Pearce, C.A. Perrings. Part 2: Understanding Biodiversity Change. 3. Population extinction and the biodiversity crisis; G.C. Daily, P.R. Ehrlich. 4. Diversity conservation in relation to fisheries in the Baltic Sea; M. Hammer. 5. Rangeland ecology: managing change in biodiversity; B.H. Walker. 6. Biodiversity, natural resource accounting and environmental monitoring; M.S. Common, T.W. Norton. Part 3: The Valuation of Biodiversity. 7. Modeling the value of biodiversity using a production function approach; U. Narain, A. Fisher. 8. Valuation of a marine resource; J. Dixon, L. Scura, T. van 't Hof. 9. Tropical wetland values and environmental functions; E.B. Barbier. 10. Valuation and the management of biological diversity; M. Munasinghe. Part 4: The Impact of Economic Policy. 11. Environmental impact of governmental policies and external shocks in Botswana: a computable general equilibrium model approach; L. Unemo. 12. A dynamic CGE model of deforestation in Costa Rica; A.B. Persson. 13. The timber trade as a cause of tropical deforestation; J.C. Burgess. 14. Sustainable use of tropical forests in South-East Asia; T. Panayotou, P.S. Ashton. Part 5: Options and Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. 15. Traditional ecological knowledge, biodiversity, resilience and sustainability; F. Berkes, C. Folke, M. Gadgil. 16. Conservation of biodiversity and economic development: the concept of transferable development rights; T. Panayotou. 17. Biodiversity conservation and local development aspirations: new priorities for the 1990s; M.P. Wells. 18. Unresolved issues; C.A. Perrings, K.-G. Maler, C. Folke, C.S. Holling, B.O. Jansson.
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