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Tropical Conservation

Tropical Conservation
Author: A. Alonso Aguirre
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199766983
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The tropics surround the Equator limited in latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. The tropics include all the regions on Earth where the Sun reaches a point directly overhead at least once during the solar year. The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located between the tropic circle of latitude and the 38th parallel in each hemisphere. The tropics and subtropics are home to about 75% of the global human population. Cultural, economic, and political circumstances vary enormously across this vast geography of some 170 countries and territories. The regions not only harbor the world's poorest countries but their human populations are growing disproportionally faster than in temperate zones. Some countries are developing rapidly -- Brazil, China, India, and Mexico being obvious examples, while others still remain in the poverty trap. This region contains an astonishing proportion of global biodiversity; some 90% of plant and animal species by some measures. Its contribution to human well-being is astounding. It was the birthplace for our species; and it hosts a myriad of plant and animal species which products feed us, keep us healthy, and supply us with a variety of material goods. The tropics and subtropics are also a natural laboratory where some of humanity's most important scientific discoveries have been made. Such biodiversity has enormous implications for research priorities, capacity building, and policy to address the challenges of conserving this region. "Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities" drew the majority of its contributors from this growing pool of scientists and practitioners working in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. It introduces important conservation concepts and illustrates their application as the authors directly capture real world experiences in their home countries in preventing biodiversity loss and sustaining ecological health. Today, no part of the world can be viewed in isolation, and we further codify and integrate a range of approaches for addressing global threats to nature and environmental sustainability, including climate change and emerging diseases. Five sections structure the major themes.
Tropical Conservation
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: A. Alonso Aguirre, Raman Sukumar, Professor Centre for Ecological Sciences and Divecha Centre for Climate Change Raman Sukumar
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
The tropics surround the Equator limited in latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. The tropics include all the regions on Earth where the Sun reaches a point directly overhead at least once during the solar year. The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located between the tropic circle of latitude and the 38th parallel in each hemisphere. The tropics and subtropics are home to about 75% of the global human population. Cultural, economic, and political circumstances vary enormously across this vast geography of some 170 countries and territories. The regions not only harbor the world's poorest countries but their human populations are growing disproportionally faster than in temperate zones. Some countries are developing rapidly -- Brazil, China, India, and Mexico being obvious examples, while others still remain in the poverty trap. This region contains an astonishing proportion of global biodiversity; some 90% of plant and animal species by some measures. Its contribution to human well-being is astounding. It was the birthplace for our species; and it hosts a myriad of plant and animal species which products feed us, keep us healthy, and supply us with a variety
Tropical Conservation Biology
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Navjot S. Sodhi, Barry W. Brook, Corey J. A. Bradshaw
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-22 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This introductory textbook examines diminishing terrestrial andaquatic habitats in the tropics, covering a broad range of topicsincluding the fate of the coral reefs; the impact of agriculture,urbanization, and logging on habitat depletion; and the effects offire on plants and animal survival. Includes case studies and interviews with prominentconservation scientists to help situate key concepts in a realworld context Covers a broad range of topics including: the fate of the coralreefs; the impact of agriculture, urbanization, and logging onhabitat depletion; and the effects of fire on plants and animalsurvival Highlights conservation successes in the region, and emphasizesthe need to integrate social issues, such as human hunger, into atangible conservation plan Documents the current state of the field as it looks for waysto predict future outcomes and lessen human impact “Sodhi et al. have done a masterful job of compiling agreat deal of literature from around the tropical realm, and theyhave laid out the book in a fruitful and straightforwardmanner…I plan to use it as a reference and as supplementalreading for several courses and I would encourage others to do thesame.” Ecology, 90(4), 2009, pp.1144–1145
Conservation of Tropical Birds
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Navjot S. Sodhi, Cagan H. Sekercioglu, Jos Barlow, Scott K. Robinson
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-23 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Conservation of Tropical Birds has been written by four conservation biologists whose expertise spans all the tropical regions of the world. It is the first book to cover all the major issues in tropical bird conservation. Current problems faced by tropical bird conservationists are summarised and potential solutions outlined based on the results of case studies. Birds are key indicators of ecosystem health, and such a well-studied group of organisms, that they provide an excellent lens through which to examine global conservation problems caused by phenomena such as climate change, declines in ecosystem services, habitat loss, fires, overexploitation, and invasive species. Therefore, the book also provides an engaging synopsis of the general issues in conservation and the problems faced by other wildlife. This book serves as an important resource and companion to all people interested in observing and conserving birds in the tropics and elsewhere.
Myths, Epistemes, and Policy in Tropical Conservation
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Susanna B. Hecht
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:
Books about Myths, Epistemes, and Policy in Tropical Conservation
Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Ungulates in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 465
Authors: Sonia Gallina-Tessaro
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-20 - Publisher: Springer Nature
This book brings together the latest information on tropical ungulates in different Latin American countries. These animals are not only important from the point of view of their role in different ecosystems, but also have cultural value for people. The book also discusses topics such as habitat transformation and hunting as these species are an important source of food in many places. Addressing ungulate natural communities in diverse ecosystems and countries, the book provides information on specific aspects of each of the most representative species, and highlights topics to help readers better understand these species and develop effective management and conservation strategies. The information presented also reveals the need for more knowledge and will hopefully provide the incentive for continued studies on this important group of animals. This publication serves as a reference for academic research on ungulate ecology, behavior and dynamics, as well as the basis for conservation strategies.
Traditional Peoples and Biodiversity Conservation in Large Tropical Landscapes
Language: en
Pages: 267
Authors: Kent Hubbard Redford, Jane A. Mansour
Categories: Biodiversity conservation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:
Books about Traditional Peoples and Biodiversity Conservation in Large Tropical Landscapes
Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity, and Conservation
Language: en
Pages: 516
Authors: Jaboury Ghazoul, Douglas Sheil
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-20 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is a comprehensive, attractive, and readable introduction to tropical rain forest ecology, biogeography, and management. It tackles the subject at local, regional, and global scales, and is both up-to-date and fully integrated across disciplines.
Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes
Language: en
Pages: 426
Authors: John Schelhas, Russell S. Greenberg
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-04 - Publisher: Island Press
Addresses the biological and socioeconomic value of forest remnants and examines practical efforts to conserve those remnants
Conservation: Conservation and development
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: William Mark Adams
Categories: Nature conservation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:
Books about Conservation: Conservation and development
Tropical Biology and Conservation Management - Volume IV
Language: en
Pages: 406
Authors: Kleber Del Claro, Paulo S. Oliveira, Victor Rico-Gray
Categories: Nature conservation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-11 - Publisher: EOLSS Publications
This Encyclopedia of Tropical Biology and Conservation Management is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Tropical environments cover the most part of still preserved natural areas of the Earth. The greatest biodiversity, as in terms of animals and plants, as microorganisms, is placed in these hot and rainy ecosystems spread up and below the Equator line. Additionally, the most part of food products, with vegetal or animal origin, that sustain nowadays human beings is direct or undirected dependent of tropical productivity. Biodiversity should be looked at and evaluated not only in terms of numbers of species, but also in terms of the diversity of interactions among distinct organisms that it maintains. In this sense, the complexity of web structure in tropical systems is a promise of future to nature preservation on Earth. In the chemicals of tropical plant and animals, could be the cure to infinite number of diseases, new food sources, and who knows what more. Despite these facts tropical areas have been exploited in an irresponsible way for more than 500 years due the lack of an ecological conscience of men. Exactly in the