• Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author(s):
    Open Book Publishers (view group) , Richard B. Primack, John W. Wilson
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Open Book Publishers
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    NAT010000 (Ecology), NAT011000 (Environmental Conservation & Protection), SCI026000 (Environmental Science), RNKC (Conservation of the environment), 1HF (Sub-Saharan Africa), RNKH (Conservation of wildlife and habitats)
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/syjg-kg96
    Abstract:
    Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specific African contexts. Strategies are outlined to protect biodiversity whilst promoting economic development in the region. Boxes covering specific themes written by scientists who live and work throughout the region are included in each chapter, together with recommended readings and suggested discussion topics. Each chapter also includes an extensive bibliography. Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa provides the most up-to-date study in the field. It is an essential resource, available on-line without charge, for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a handy guide for professionals working to stop the rapid loss of biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. Visit the 'Additional Resources' section to find out more about how to download individual chapters and images, upload material to the teaching platform that will be launched in the forthcoming months or join the textbook's discussion forum.
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    Status:
    Pending Review
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution

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