Biodiversity In The Balance
Land Use, National Development and Global Welfare
Raffaello Cervigni, Lead Environmental Economist and Regional Coordinator, Climate Change, The World Bank, US
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What are the best land use combinations to meet the social and economic needs of developing nations without jeopardising the ability of natural systems to deliver their life-support functions? Based on theoretical analysis and original case study material, this book attempts to answer this question by studying the interactions between economic forces which can lead to land use changes and the subsequent loss of biodiversity. Raffaello Cervigni examines the policy options and management practices that may counteract these losses and encourage the development of sustainable land use and biodiversity conservation.
Contents: Preface Part I: Introduction 1. Biodiversity Conservation and Loss: The Background Part II: Theoretical Issues 2. Land Use Change, Biodiversity Loss, and Economic Analysis 3. Financing Conservation: Theoretical Aspects Part III: Biodiversity Loss and Conservation in Practice: A Case Study in Mexico 4. The Area: Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz, Mexico 5. The Process of Land Use Change: Modelling Farm Behaviour 6. Land Use Changes: Model Predictions and Policy Design References Index