Table of Contents

Protecting beyond the protected / Tim O'Riordan.
Biodiversity: threats and challenges / Thomas E. Lovejoy.
Biodiversity and biodepletion: the need for a paradigm shift / Norman Myers.
People, livelihoods and collective action in biodiversity management / Jules Pretty.
Deliberative democracy and participatory biodiversity / Tim O'Riordan and Susanne Stoll-Kleemann.
The politics of biodiversity in Europe / Tim O'Riordan ... [et al.].
Community-based involvement in biodiversity protection in the United States / Toddi A. Steelman.
An ecoregional approach to biodiversity conservation in Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa / Amanda Younge.
Wildlife management in Namibia: the conservancy approach / Markus A. Nuding.
Brazil: selling biodiversity with local livelihoods / Ione Egler.
The mixed experience of private sector involvement in biodiversity management in Costa Rica / Michael Sturm.
The uncertain role of biodiversity management in emerging democracies / Martin Welp ... [et al.].
Enhancing biodiversity and humanity / Susanne Stoll-Kleemann and Tim O'Riordan. "Biodiversity is the key indicator of a healthy planet and healthy society. Losses of biodiversity have now become widespread and current rates are potentially catastrophic for species and habitat integrity. Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities advocates both the preservation of the best remaining habitats and the enhancement of new biodiverse habitats to ensure that they cope with human impact, climate change and alien species invasion. The authors argue that these aims can be achieved by a mix of strict protection, by inclusive involvement of people inside and adjacent to reserves, and by combining livelihoods and social wellbeing in all future biodiversity management."--Jacket.