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Cultural Landscapes and Land Use : The Nature Conservation - Society Interface - Martin Dieterich

Cultural Landscapes and Land Use

The Nature Conservation - Society Interface

By: Martin Dieterich (Editor), Jan Van der Straaten (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd June 2004
ISBN: 9781402021046
Number Of Pages: 222

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Cultural landscapes are created by people, and used by people, but still decidedly rich in biodiversity, and in harmony with nature. The landscapes of fairy tales, without dragons. Socio-economic complexity on top of biological diversity is the challenge nature conservation faces in the context of cultural landscape.

This book is an attempt to approach this complexity and provide a theoretical background as well as guidelines and examples for hands-on solutions. It draws on inputs from scientists, administrators, independent consultants and politicians from Europe and the United States. With a particular emphasis on agriculture it attempts to merge disciplines such as philosophy, law, planning, economics and conservation biology toward a common goal: nature conservation and the preservation of biological diversity in landscapes under the pressure of human usage.

Cultural landscapes - an introductionp. 1
Aldo Leopold on the ethical foundations for conserving biodiversityp. 13
Reflections on the intelligence of natural systemsp. 25
Effectiveness of nature protection legislation in the European Union and the United States : the habitats directive and the Endangered Species Actp. 39
The economic geography of ecosystem goods and services - revealing the monetary value of landscapes through transfer methods and geographic information systemsp. 69
Foundations of Poland's cultural landscape protection - conservation policyp. 95
Sustainable development, landscape conservation and tourism in the small islands of Greecep. 111
Communities as mediators - the necessity for acceptance of nature conservationp. 125
Agricultural policies sustaining the European countrysidep. 147
MEKA and LPR - steps towards an effective integration of land use and nature conservationp. 163
The effectiveness of agri-environment schemes as a tool to restore biodiversity in Dutch agricultural landscapesp. 183
The pig grazing project : prospects of a novel management toolp. 193
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ISBN: 9781402021046
ISBN-10: 1402021046
Series: Solid Mechanics & Its Applications S
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 2nd June 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 1.16