Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril
Author: Dominick A. DellaSala
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2021-09-10
ISBN 10: 0128129883
ISBN 13: 9780128129883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril Book Review:

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril: Speaking Truth to Power helps equip scientists working on environmental and sustainability challenges with new tactics for success. Global efforts and cooperation by member states of environmental conventions have steadily increased but lack efficient and scalable mechanisms of translating conservation science to policy. The gap between science and policy is growing and very little time remains before the climate change and biodiversity lossess trigger widespread disruptions of the planet's life support systems. This book covers these important topics, providing a must read for environmental and conservation scientists, climate change activists, students, social scientists, economic professionals, sustainable businesses and policymakers. Provides an unprecedented collection of local, regional, and national case studies from scientists and practitioners engaged in outreach to decision makers and the public Covers personal accounts that bring science into policymaking, providing usable guidelines for those working to bridge this gap Includes the requisite information needed for effective communications and campaign strategies by sharing lessons learned

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation
Author: G. Carleton Ray,Jerry McCormick-Ray
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 111871444X
ISBN 13: 9781118714447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Conservation Book Review:

Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Conservation Research Policy and Practice

Conservation Research  Policy and Practice
Author: William J. Sutherland,Peter N. M. Brotherton,Zoe G. Davies,Nancy Ockendon,Nathalie Pettorelli,Juliet A. Vickery
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 1108714587
ISBN 13: 9781108714587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation Research Policy and Practice Book Review:

Discover how conservation can be made more effective through strengthening links between science research, policy and practice. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

Conservation

Conservation
Author: Charles Perrings,Ann Kinzig
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 0190613637
ISBN 13: 9780190613631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation Book Review:

A unified theory of conservation that addresses the broad problem of conservation, the principles that inform conservation choices, and the application of those principles to the management of the natural world. The conservation of natural resources, like that of any other asset, involves trade-offs. Yet, in a world faced with the harsh realities of climate change, crafting the right environmental policies is an increasingly urgent task. In Conservation, Charles Perrings and Ann Kinzig bring together new research in economics and biodiversity to investigate conservation decisions and the theory behind them. Perrings and Kinzig apply the concept of conservation broadly to examine how the principles of conservation apply to the management of the natural world. They demonstrate that the same basic principles serve as the foundation of all rational conservation decisions, from managing financial assets to safeguarding at-risk ecosystems. Whether someone is deciding to hold or dispose of a stock or whether to exploit or preserve a natural resource, they are better off choosing to conserve a resource when its value to them, if conserved, is greater than its value when converted. The book also considers the context of such conservation decisions. Just as national tax rules influence choices about financial investments, environmental regulations within countries, and environmental agreements between countries, impact the decisions regarding natural resources. Building on their basic theory of conservation, Perrings and Kinzig address key issues in the field of environmental economics, including the valuation of ecosystem services and environmental assets; the limits on the substitutability of produced and natural capital; and the challenges posed by the often weak markets for ecosystem services oriented toward the public good. They also address the problem of scale: while decisions might be easier to make at the local level, many conservation policies need to apply at either the national or international level to succeed. Written by experts from both social and hard sciences, this book presents a unified theory of conservation and provides a model for a more effective way to approach the vitally important issue.

Closing the Knowledge Implementation Gap in Conservation Science

Closing the Knowledge Implementation Gap in Conservation Science
Author: Catarina C. Ferreira,Cornelya F. C. Klütsch
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2022-01-03
ISBN 10: 3030810852
ISBN 13: 9783030810856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Closing the Knowledge Implementation Gap in Conservation Science Book Review:

This book aims to synthesize the state of the art on biodiversity knowledge exchange practices to understand where and how improvements can be made to close the knowledge-implementation gap in conservation science and advance this interdisciplinary topic. Bringing together the most prominent scholars and practitioners in the field, the book looks into the various sources used to produce biodiversity knowledge - from natural and social sciences to Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Citizen Science - as well as knowledge mobilization approaches to highlight the key ingredients that render successful conservation action at a global scale. By doing so, the book identified major current challenges and opportunities in the field, for different sectors that generate, mobilize, and use biodiversity knowledge (like academia, boundary organizations, practitioners, and policy-makers), to further develop cross-sectorial knowledge mobilization strategies and enhance evidence-informed decision-making processes globally.

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril
Author: Dominick A. DellaSala
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2021-08-18
ISBN 10: 0128129891
ISBN 13: 9780128129890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril Book Review:

Conservation Science and Advocacy for a Planet in Peril: Speaking Truth to Power helps equip scientists working on environmental and sustainability challenges with new tactics for success. Global efforts and cooperation by member states of environmental conventions have steadily increased but lack efficient and scalable mechanisms of translating conservation science to policy. The gap between science and policy is growing and very little time remains before the climate change and biodiversity lossess trigger widespread disruptions of the planet's life support systems. This book covers these important topics, providing a must read for environmental and conservation scientists, climate change activists, students, social scientists, economic professionals, sustainable businesses and policymakers. Provides an unprecedented collection of local, regional, and national case studies from scientists and practitioners engaged in outreach to decision makers and the public Covers personal accounts that bring science into policymaking, providing usable guidelines for those working to bridge this gap Includes the requisite information needed for effective communications and campaign strategies by sharing lessons learned

Environmental Expertise

Environmental Expertise
Author: Esther Turnhout,Willemijn Tuinstra,Willem Halffman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 1107098742
ISBN 13: 9781107098749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Expertise Book Review:

Provides an overview of the important role that environmental experts play at the science-policy interface, and the complex challenges they face.

Integrating Science and Policy

Integrating Science and Policy
Author: Roger E. Kasperson,Mimi Berberian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1844076059
ISBN 13: 9781844076055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Science and Policy Book Review:

As progress towards a greater knowledge in sustainability science continues, the question of how better to integrate scientific progress with actual decisions made by practitioners remains paramount. This book aims to help close the gap between science and practice. Based on a two year collaborative project between Harvard and Clark Universities, the book takes as its focus the vulnerability and resilience of people around the world to the effects of environmental change, a mature area of research in which one might expect the gap between science and policy/practice to have been extensively bridged. Integrating Science and Policy presents analysis of past studies, interviews conducted with the producers and users of scientific knowledge, and case studies performed by leading scholars across a spectrum of international settings and political systems. Crucially, the authors identify new directions and tools for closing the gap between science and policy across a range of situations and societies. The result is an illuminating collection of studies and analyses that suggest to researchers, students, practitioners, and policy-makers alike how best to ensure that high quality environmental research informs good environmental policy and practice.

Between Preservation and Exploitation

Between Preservation and Exploitation
Author: Kemi Fuentes-George
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-03-25
ISBN 10: 026203428X
ISBN 13: 9780262034289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Preservation and Exploitation Book Review:

A study of biodiversity governance analyzes the factors that determine the effectiveness of transnational advocacy networks and the importance of justice claims to conservation. In the late 2000s, ordinary citizens in Jamaica and Mexico demanded that government put a stop to lucrative but environmentally harmful economic development activities—bauxite mining in Jamaica and large-scale tourism and overfishing on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. In each case, the catalyst for the campaign was information gathered and disseminated by transnational advocacy networks (TANs) of researchers, academics, and activists. Both campaigns were successful despite opposition from industry supporters. Meanwhile, simultaneous campaigns to manage land in another part of the Yucatán and to conserve migratory birds in Egypt had far less success. In this book, Kemi Fuentes-George uses these four cases to analyze factors that determine the success or failure of efforts by TANs to persuade policymakers and private sector actors in developing countries to change environmental behavior. Fuentes-George argues that in order to influence the design and implementation of policy, TANs must generate a scientific consensus, create social relationships with local actors, and advocate for biodiversity in a way that promotes local environmental justice. Environmentally just policies would allow local populations access to their lands provided they use natural resources sustainably. Justice claims are also more likely to generate needed support among local groups for conservation projects. In their conservation efforts, Jamaica, Mexico, and Egypt were attempting to meet their obligations under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and other regional agreements. Fuentes-George's innovative analysis shows the importance of local environmental justice for the implementation of international environmental treaties.

Effective Advocacy

Effective Advocacy
Author: Mary Alice Haddad
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN 10: 0262363410
ISBN 13: 9780262363419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Advocacy Book Review:

An examination of successful environmental advocacy strategies in East Asia that shows how advocacy can be effective under difficult conditions. The countries of East Asia--China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan-- are home to some of the most active and effective environmental advocates in the world. And the governments of these countries have adopted a range of innovative policies to fight pollution and climate change: Japan leads the world in emissions standards, China has become the word's largest producer of photovoltaic panels, and Taiwan and Korea have undertaken major green initiatives. In this book, Mary Alice Haddad examines the advocacy strategies that persuaded citizens, governments, and businesses of these countries to change their behavior.

Animals and the Environment

Animals and the Environment
Author: Lisa Kemmerer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 1317577604
ISBN 13: 9781317577607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animals and the Environment Book Review:

Contemporary Earth and animal activists rarely collaborate, perhaps because environmentalists focus on species and ecosystems, while animal advocates look to the individual, and neither seems to have much respect for the other. This diverse collection of essays highlights common ground between earth and animal advocates, most notably the protection of wildlife and personal dietary choice. If earth and animal advocates move beyond philosophical differences and resultant divergent priorities, turning attention to shared goals, both will be more effective – and both animals and the environment will benefit. Given the undeniable seriousness of the environmental problems that we face, including climate change and species extinction, it is essential that activists join forces. Drawing on a wide range of issues and disciplines, ranging from wildlife management, hunting, and the work of NGOs to ethics, ecofeminism, religion and animal welfare, this volume provides a stimulating collection of ideas and challenges for anyone else who cares about the environment or animals.

Conservation and Sustainable Development

Conservation and Sustainable Development
Author: Jonathan Davies
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2012-06-30
ISBN 10: 0415501822
ISBN 13: 9780415501828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation and Sustainable Development Book Review:

Linking Practice and Policy in Eastern Africa.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science
Author: Susanne Hecker ,Muki Haklay ,Anne Bowser,Zen Makuch ,Johannes Vogel
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN 10: 1787352331
ISBN 13: 9781787352339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Science Book Review:

Citizen science, the active participation of the public in scientific research projects, is a rapidly expanding field in open science and open innovation. It provides an integrated model of public knowledge production and engagement with science. As a growing worldwide phenomenon, it is invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people easily and effectively with the scientific community. Catalysed by citizens’ wishes to be actively involved in scientific processes, as a result of recent societal trends, it also offers contributions to the rise in tertiary education. In addition, citizen science provides a valuable tool for citizens to play a more active role in sustainable development. This book identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the role of citizen science in the context of the wider agenda of open science and open innovation, and discuss progress towards responsible research and innovation, two of the most critical aspects of science today.

The New Economy of Nature

The New Economy of Nature
Author: Gretchen Daily,Katherine Ellison
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2003-09-01
ISBN 10: 1559631546
ISBN 13: 9781559631549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Economy of Nature Book Review:

Explains ways to reconstruct the natural world into goods and servcies, determine market values for each, and make sure everyone pays their fair share.

Effective Conservation Science

Effective Conservation Science
Author: Peter Kareiva,Michelle Marvier,Brian Silliman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 0198808976
ISBN 13: 9780198808978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Conservation Science Book Review:

This edited volume assembles some of the most intriguing voices in modern conservation biology. Collectively they highlight many of the most challenging questions being asked in conservation science today, each of which will benefit from new experiments, new data, and new analyses. The book's principal aim is to inspire readers to tackle these uncomfortable issues head-on. A second goal is to be reflective and consider how the field has reacted to challenges, and to what extent these challenges advance conservation science. A concluding chapter will synthesize common themes that emerge from the experiences of the authors in these debates and discuss how best to guard against confirmation bias. The hope is that this book will lead to greater conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity by harnessing the engine of constructive scientific scepticism in service of better results.

The Effective Scientist

The Effective Scientist
Author: Corey J. A. Bradshaw
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-03-31
ISBN 10: 1107171474
ISBN 13: 9781107171473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Effective Scientist Book Review:

A how-to guide to mastering the skills you need to navigate the murky waters of an academic science career effectively.

Managing Socio ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Sustainable Communities in Asia

Managing Socio ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Sustainable Communities in Asia
Author: Osamu Saito,Suneetha M Subramanian,Shizuka Hashimoto,Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2020-02-10
ISBN 10: 9811511330
ISBN 13: 9789811511332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Socio ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Sustainable Communities in Asia Book Review:

This open access book presents up-to-date analyses of community-based approaches to sustainable resource management of SEPLS (socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes) in areas where a harmonious relationship between the natural environment and the people who inhabit it is essential to ensure community and environmental well-being as well as to build resilience in the ecosystems that support this well-being. Understanding SEPLS and the forces of change that can weaken their resilience requires the integration of knowledge across a wide range of academic disciplines as well as from indigenous knowledge and experience. Moreover, given the wide variation in the socio-ecological makeup of SEPLS around the globe, as well as in their political and economic contexts, individual communities will be at the forefront of developing the measures appropriate for their unique circumstances. This in turn requires robust communication systems and broad participatory approaches. Sustainability science (SuS) research is highly integrated, participatory and solutions driven, and as such is well suited to the study of SEPLS. Through case studies, literature reviews and SuS analyses, the book explores various approaches to stakeholder participation, policy development and appropriate action for the future of SEPLS. It provides communities, researchers and decision-makers at various levels with new tools and strategies for exploring scenarios and creating future visions for sustainable societies.

Creative Climate Communications

Creative  Climate  Communications
Author: Maxwell Boykoff
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-30
ISBN 10: 1107195381
ISBN 13: 9781107195387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Climate Communications Book Review:

Through this assessment of creative (climate) communications, readers will understand what works where, when, why and under what conditions.

Global Perspectives on River Conservation

Global Perspectives on River Conservation
Author: P. J. Boon,B. R. Davies,Geoffrey E. Petts
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2000-10-03
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050120339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Perspectives on River Conservation Book Review:

This is the first book to provide a truly global synthesis of knowledge on river conservation, and will be an invaluable reference for all those concerned with strategic river planning. Throughout the world, river ecosystems frequently reflect the worst excesses of human exploitation for instance when rivers are used as repositories for waste. Recognition is growing that river management needs to move from chemical clean-up to restoring the structural damage caused by decades of river engineering. There needs to be a catchment-wide perspective if the needs of human populations, river habitats and wildlife are to reach a sustainable balance. Against this backdrop, the development of river conservation strategies has become a global imperative. This book sets out a worldwide, region-by-region overview of the science, policy and practice of river conservation. It also provides a topical review of different river settings (such as tropical/temperate; temporary/perennial; large/small) and contemporary issues in river conservation (such as classification and evaluation; environmental legislation; the role of public participation). Clearly written by leading researchers in the field, this book will be welcomed by all those working on environmental management of inland waters as well as academics, researchers, postgraduates and final year undergraduates.

Between Scientists Citizens

Between Scientists   Citizens
Author: Jean Goodwin
Publsiher: GPSSA
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1478152346
ISBN 13: 9781478152347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Scientists Citizens Book Review:

This volume brings together selected papers from an interdisciplinary conference focused on effective and appropriate communication of science in the often-heated controversies characteristic of contemporary democracies. The forty essays represent cutting-edge work from rhetorical and communication theorists studying the practices and norms of public discourse and science communication, philosophers interested in the informal logic of everyday reasoning and in the theory of deliberative democracy, and science studies scholars examining the intersections between the social worlds of scientists and citizens. Topics include the theory and practice of public participation exercises involving experts and lay publics, communication techniques for conveying uncertainty, complexity and scale, pseudocontroversy and "manufactured doubt" about science, and the maintenance of trust between scientists and citizens.