Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century

Rewilding North America: A Vision for Conservation in the 21st Century

by Dave Foreman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559630604

ISBN-13: 9781559630603

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Island Press

Dave Foreman is one of North America's most creative and effective conservation leaders, an outspoken proponent of protecting and restoring the earth's wildness, and a visionary thinker. Over the past 30 years, he has helped set direction for some of our most influential conservation organizations, served as editor and publisher of key conservation journals, and…  See more details below

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Dave Foreman is one of North America's most creative and effective conservation leaders, an outspoken proponent of protecting and restoring the earth's wildness, and a visionary thinker. Over the past 30 years, he has helped set direction for some of our most influential conservation organizations, served as editor and publisher of key conservation journals, and shared with readers his unique style and outlook in widely acclaimed books including The Big Outside and Confessions of an Eco-Warrior. In Rewilding North America, Foreman takes on arguably the biggest ecological threat of our time: the global extinction crisis. He not only explains the problem in clear and powerful terms, but also offers a bold, hopeful, scientifically credible, and practically achievable solution.

Foreman begins by setting out the specific evidence that a mass extinction is occurring and analyzes how humans are causing it. He describes recent discoveries in conservation biology that call for wildlands networks instead of isolated protected areas, and shows how wildlands networks are a logical next step for the conservation movement. The final section describes specific approaches for designing such networks and offers concrete and workable reforms for establishing them. The author closes with an inspiring and empowering call to action for scientists and activists alike. Rewilding North America offers both a vision and a strategy for reconnecting, restoring, and rewilding the North American continent, and is an essential guidebook for anyone concerned with the future of life on earth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559630603
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction 

Part I. Good News 
1. The Extinction Crisis
2. The Pleistocene-Holocene Event: Forty Thousand Years of Extinction
3. The First Wave
4. The Second and Third Waves
5. Ecological Wounds of North America 1: Direct Killing and Habitat Loss
6. Ecological Wounds of North America 2: Fragmentation, Loss of
Ecological Processes, Exotic Species, Pollution, and Climate Change

Part II. Good News
7. Conservation Biology
8. Rewilding North America
9. Selecting and Designing Protected Areas: The Early Days
10. Selecting and Designing Protected Areas: The Past Two Decades
11. The Importance of Wilderness Areas

Part III. Taking Action
12. Putting the Pieces Together: Building a North American Wildlands
Network
13. An Ecological Approach to Wilderness Area Selection and Design
14. Land Management Reforms for Implementing the North American
Wildlands Network
15. Hope for the Future

For More Information
Notes
Index
About the Author

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