Sustaining the World's Wetlands: Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts / Edition 1

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Overview

Written both as a textbook and as a professional reference book, Sustaining the World's Wetlands: Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts contains detailed case studies of wetland management worldwide. Examinations of international wetland policy in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America generate a discussion of the differences between wetland management issues in developed and developing countries, and culminate in suggested strategies for the future of wetland management.

Key themes addressed in the case studies include the tradeoffs between sustainable use of wetlands for food, fuel, and fiber versus the protection of ecosystem diversity and stability, and the respective roles of international NGO's, national and regional government, and local community-based organizations when faced with wetland management issues.

With its global scope and its emphasis on policy and management analysis, Sustaining the World's Wetlands is a unique and valuable tool both for students and for practitioners.

About the Author:

Richard C. Smardon is professor of Environmental Studies at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. He has held titles there as Chair of the Faculty and Director of the Graduate Program, and is also the former director of the Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute.

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“This ten-chapter book focuses on establishing policies and resolving issues related to sensitive wetland ecosystems. … Each chapter contains a comprehensive reference list, an index for all chapters completes the book. This work is suitable for those with a background in ecology, botany, soil ecology, and environmental law, land managers involved with restoration, regulation, and policy, and educators. It will also be useful for students to help them understand the complexities of natural resource policy making. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.” (S. G. Shetron, Choice, Vol. 47 (5), January, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387494289
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/25/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard C. Smardon is professor of Environmental Studies at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. He has held titles there as Chair of the Faculty and Director of the Graduate Program, and is also the former director of the Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

International Wetland Policy and Management Issues.- The Wadden Sea Wetlands: A Multi-Jurisdictional Challenge.- The Axios River Delta – Mediterranean Wetland Under Siege.- The Kafue Flats in Zambia Africa: A Lost Floodplain?- Community Based Wetland Management: A Case Study of Brace Bridge Nature Park (BBNP), Calcutta, India.- Restoration of the Tram Chim National Wildlife Preserve, Vietnam.- The Great Lakes Wetlands Policy Consortium – Bilateral NGO Action Aimed at the Great Lakes.- Estuaries on the Edge, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.- The Mankote Mangrove: Microcosm of the Caribbean.- Review of Wetland Management Roles, Functions and Innovations.- Index.

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