The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark

The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark

by Charles Perrings
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840641509

ISBN-13: 9781840641509

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

This authoritative book presents the results of important new research into the economics of biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa." "The authors offer case studies of the economic causes of biodiversity loss in a range of ecosystem types - wetlands, montane forests, tropical moist forests, semi-arid savannas and lakes - and discuss the policy options for…  See more details below

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This authoritative book presents the results of important new research into the economics of biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa." "The authors offer case studies of the economic causes of biodiversity loss in a range of ecosystem types - wetlands, montane forests, tropical moist forests, semi-arid savannas and lakes - and discuss the policy options for biodiversity conservation in each case. They also provide an in-depth analysis of the environmental consequences of policy reform at the macro- and micro- levels and offer practical recommendations for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840641509
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of appendices
List of acronyms and abbreviations
List of contributors
Preamble
1The Biodiversity Convention and biodiversity loss in Sub-Saharan Africa1
2The value of biodiversity in the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands of Northern Nigeria49
3The loss of biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems: the case of demersal and gillnet fisheries in Malawi79
4Costs and benefits of protected areas: Marsabit Forest Reserve, Northern Kenya115
5Biodiversity conservation and land-use options in semi-arid lands: the case of Nyae Nyae in Namibia159
6Forestry, deforestation and biodiversity in Ghana185
7The Structural Adjustment Programme and deforestation in Ghana232
8Estimating the biodiversity effects of structural adjustment in Ghana273
9Policies for biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa309
Index343

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