Food Production and Nature Conservation Book

Food Production and Nature Conservation


  • Author : Iain J. Gordon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317509523
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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Food Production and Nature Conservation Summary:

Feeding the world's growing human population is increasingly challenging, especially as more people adopt a western diet and lifestyle. Doing so without causing damage to nature poses an even greater challenge. This book argues that in order to create a sustainable food supply whilst conserving nature, agriculture and nature must be reconnected and approached together. The authors demonstrate that while the links between nature and food production have, to some extent, already been recognized, until now the focus has been to protect one from the impacts of the other. Instead, it is argued that nature and agriculture can, and should, work together and ultimately benefit from one another. Chapters describe efforts to protect nature through globally connected protected area systems and illustrate how farming methods are being shaped to protect nature within agricultural systems. The authors also point to many ways in which nature benefits agriculture through the ecosystem services it provides. Overall, the book shows that nature conservation and food production must be considered as equally important components of future solutions to meet the global demand for food in a manner that is sustainable for both the human population and the planet as a whole.

The Nature State Book

The Nature State


  • Author : Wilko Graf von Hardenberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351764636
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb

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The Nature State Summary:

This volume brings together case studies from around the globe (including China, Latin America, the Philippines, Namibia, India and Europe) to explore the history of nature conservation in the twentieth century. It seeks to highlight the state, a central actor in these efforts, which is often taken for granted, and establishes a novel concept – the nature state – as a means for exploring the historical formation of that portion of the state dedicated to managing and protecting nature. Following the Industrial Revolution and post-war exponential increase in human population and consumption, conservation in myriad forms has been one particularly visible way in which the government and its agencies have tried to control, manage or produce nature for reasons other than raw exploitation. Using an interdisciplinary approach and including case studies from across the globe, this edited collection brings together geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and historians in order to examine the degree to which sociopolitical regimes facilitate and shape the emergence and development of nature states. This innovative work marks an early intervention in the tentative turn towards the state in environmental history and will be of great interest to students and practitioners of environmental history, social anthropology and conservation studies.

Wildlife  Conservation  and Conflict in Quebec  1840 1914 Book

Wildlife Conservation and Conflict in Quebec 1840 1914


  • Author : Darcy Ingram
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-29
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774821421
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 6,9 Mb

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Wildlife Conservation and Conflict in Quebec 1840 1914 Summary:

Despite the popular assumption that wildlife conservation is a recent phenomenon, it emerged over a century and a half ago in an era more closely associated with wildlife depletion than preservation. In Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, Darcy Ingram explores the combination of NGOs, fish and game clubs, and state-administered leases that formed the basis of a unique system of wildlife conservation in North America. Inspired by a longstanding belief in progress, improvement, and social order based on European as well as North American models, this system effectively privatized Quebec’s fish and game resources, often to the detriment of commercial and subsistence hunters and fishers.

Nature Inc  Book

Nature Inc


  • Author : Bram BŸscher
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-29
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816530953
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

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Nature Inc Summary:

With global wildlife populations and biodiversity riches in peril, it is obvious that innovative methods of addressing our planet's environmental problems are needed. But is “the market” the answer? Nature™ Inc. brings together cutting-edge research by respected scholars from around the world to analyze how “neoliberal conservation” is reshaping human–nature relations.

Narrating Nature Book

Narrating Nature


  • Author : Mara Jill Goldman
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816539673
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

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Narrating Nature Summary:

The current environmental crises demand that we revisit dominant approaches for understanding nature-society relations. Narrating Nature brings together various ways of knowing nature from differently situated Maasai and conservation practitioners and scientists into lively debate. It speaks to the growing movement within the academy and beyond on decolonizing knowledge about and relationships with nature, and debates within the social sciences on how to work across epistemologies and ontologies. It also speaks to a growing need within conservation studies to find ways to manage nature with people. This book employs different storytelling practices, including a traditional Maasai oral meeting—the enkiguena—to decenter conventional scientific ways of communicating about, knowing, and managing nature. Author Mara J. Goldman draws on more than two decades of deep ethnographic and ecological engagements in the semi-arid rangelands of East Africa—in landscapes inhabited by pastoral and agropastoral Maasai people and heavily utilized by wildlife. These iconic landscapes have continuously been subjected to boundary drawing practices by outsiders, separating out places for people (villages) from places for nature (protected areas). Narrating Nature follows the resulting boundary crossings that regularly occur—of people, wildlife, and knowledge—to expose them not as transgressions but as opportunities to complicate the categories themselves and create ontological openings for knowing and being with nature otherwise. Narrating Nature opens up dialogue that counters traditional conservation narratives by providing space for local Maasai inhabitants to share their ways of knowing and being with nature. It moves beyond standard community conservation narratives that see local people as beneficiaries or contributors to conservation, to demonstrate how they are essential knowledgeable members of the conservation landscape itself.

The Law of Nature Conservation Book

The Law of Nature Conservation


  • Author : Christopher Rodgers
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2013-03-21
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191665554
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

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The Law of Nature Conservation Summary:

Providing a detailed account of the law of nature conservation, this book reviews and discusses the way in which the law promotes the conservation of species of animal, bird, and plant, and how it protects natural habitats for protected species. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book sets nature conservation in its economic and scientific context. It explains how the law reconciles the public interest in promoting biodiversity and the conservation of species and habitats, on the one hand, and the private property rights of landowners and other resource appropriators on the other. The book offers an illuminating new interpretation of this area of environmental regulation using a resource allocation model of property rights to explain how legal and economic instruments for promoting nature conservation work in practice. The analysis covers all recent legislation and case law - including the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 and the 2012 National Planning Policy Framework. The book will serve as a critical guide to UK nature conservation law for those working in the system, and a valuable reference point on the UK's approach to the area for environmental lawyers and policy-makers overseas.

A Manual of Nature Conservation Law Book

A Manual of Nature Conservation Law


  • Author : Michael J. Fry
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034520927
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb

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A Manual of Nature Conservation Law Summary:

This Manual contains, in a convenient reference volume, the sources of nature and countryside conservation law. This area of law covers a wide range including the protection of species, nature reserves, sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs), national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Legal provisions relating to nature conservation extend to agriculture, forestry and the water industry and to areas such as environmental duties and organisations. The materials in the book include primary legislation, statutory instruments and policy guidance. Legislation such as the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 have been heavily amended. The text incorporates these amendments together with annotations providing cross-references to definitions, related primary legislation and statutory instruments, commencement dates and selected cases. It also includes the regulations made in respect of the EC Habitats Directive, the Planning Policy Guidance on nature conservation relating to England and the Scottish Office Circular on the implementation of the EC Birds and Habitats Directives. The arrangement of the Manual enables legal provisions to be located quickly without the need to search through several sources and will prove to be a practical guide to all those concerned with nature conservation.

Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation Book

Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation


  • Author : Bernd Redecker
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642559532
  • Total Read : 84
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb

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Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation Summary:

One of the main problems and aims of nature conservation in Europe is to protect semi-open landscapes. The development during the past decades is characterized by an ongoing intensivation of land use on the one hand, and an increasing number of former meadows and pastures lying fallow caused by changing economic conditions on the other hand. In several countries the estabishment of larger "pasture landscapes" with a mixed character of open grassland combined with shrubs and forests has been recognized as one solution to this problem. The book gives an overview of the European projects concerning to this topic - nature conservation policy and strategies, scientific results and practical experiences creating large scale grazing systems.