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

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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.
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Reporting on a research project, environmental economists, most from York University, offer case studies of the economic causes of biodiversity loss in a range of ecosystems, including wetlands, montane forests, tropical moist forests, semi-arid savannas, and lakes, discussing the policy options for conserving biodiversity in each case. They also analyze in detail the environmental consequences of policy reform in Ghana on the large and small scale, and present practical recommendations for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity. Among the other areas they consider are the Hadejiia-Nguru wetlands of northern Nigeria, Nyae Nyae in Namibia, the Marsabit Forest Reserve, and demersal and gillnet fisheries in Malawi. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840641509
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Pages: 384

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of appendices
List of acronyms and abbreviations
List of contributors
1 The Biodiversity Convention and biodiversity loss in Sub-Saharan Africa 1
2 The value of biodiversity in the Hadejia-Nguru wetlands of Northern Nigeria 49
3 The loss of biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems: the case of demersal and gillnet fisheries in Malawi 79
4 Costs and benefits of protected areas: Marsabit Forest Reserve, Northern Kenya 115
5 Biodiversity conservation and land-use options in semi-arid lands: the case of Nyae Nyae in Namibia 159
6 Forestry, deforestation and biodiversity in Ghana 185
7 The Structural Adjustment Programme and deforestation in Ghana 232
8 Estimating the biodiversity effects of structural adjustment in Ghana 273
9 Policies for biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa 309
Index 343
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