Conservation: A Beginner's Guide [NOOK Book]

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The need to protect nature has never been so pressing. As unprecedented environmental challenges threaten to wipe out many of the planet’s species, there is a battle against time to formulate new ways of defending nature. Jepson and Ladle cover all aspects of modern conservation from inspiring successes to the most urgent crises, introduce exciting new techniques such as re-wilding and adaptive management, and explain how we can all contribute. Essential reading for anyone who does not want to see the last of ...
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Conservation: A Beginner's Guide

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Overview

The need to protect nature has never been so pressing. As unprecedented environmental challenges threaten to wipe out many of the planet’s species, there is a battle against time to formulate new ways of defending nature. Jepson and Ladle cover all aspects of modern conservation from inspiring successes to the most urgent crises, introduce exciting new techniques such as re-wilding and adaptive management, and explain how we can all contribute. Essential reading for anyone who does not want to see the last of pandas, polar bears, and parrots. Dr. Paul Jepson and Dr. Richard Ladle both work at the University of Oxford.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780741451
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2012
  • Series: Beginner's Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dr Paul Jepson is Senior Research Fellow in Conservation Practice at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. He has been a consultant for a wide range of organisations including the WWF and the GEF.



Dr Richard J. Ladle is a Senior Research Associate of the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. He has had popular science articles published in the UK national press including the Guardian, Independent and the Sunday Telegraph.



Dr Paul Jepson is Senior Research Fellow in Conservation Practice at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. He has been a consultant for a wide range of organisations including the WWF and the GEF.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Illustrations ix

1 The scope of conservation 1

2 The conservation movement 11

3 Building influence 34

4 Science-based conservation 51

5 Taking action 82

6 Financing conservation 113

7 Conservation's critics 135

8 Twenty-first-century conservation 153

Further reading 175

Index 183

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