Against Extinction: The Story of Conservation

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Earthscan, 2013 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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'Conservation in the 21st century needs to be different and this book is a good indicator of why.'Bulletin of British Ecological Society Against Extinction tells the history of wildlife conservation from its roots in the 19th century, through the foundation of the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire in London in 1903 to the huge and diverse international movement of the present day. It vividly portrays conservation's legacy of big game hunting, the battles for the establishment of national parks, the global importance of species conservation and debates over the sustai.
 

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Contents

The Challenge of Nature
1
Good Hunting
18
The Global Conservation Regime
43
Nature in Its Place
66
Poachers to Partners
101
Two by Two
125
The Demands of Development
153
Trading Nature
181
Conservations Plan
203
Society with Nature
226
Notes
241
Index
303
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Bill Adams is Reader in Conservation and Development at the University of Cambridge. He is editor of Decolonizing Nature: strategies for conservation in a postcolonial era and author of Future Nature: a vision for conservation.

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