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 introduction||p. 1|
|Aldo Leopold on the ethical foundations for conserving biodiversity||p. 13|
|Reflections on the intelligence of natural systems||p. 25|
|Effectiveness of nature protection legislation in the European Union and the United States : the habitats directive and the Endangered Species Act||p. 39|
|The economic geography of ecosystem goods and services - revealing the monetary value of landscapes through transfer methods and geographic information systems||p. 69|
|Foundations of Poland's cultural landscape protection - conservation policy||p. 95|
|Sustainable development, landscape conservation and tourism in the small islands of Greece||p. 111|
|Communities as mediators - the necessity for acceptance of nature conservation||p. 125|
|Agricultural policies sustaining the European countryside||p. 147|
|MEKA and LPR - steps towards an effective integration of land use and nature conservation||p. 163|
|The effectiveness of agri-environment schemes as a tool to restore biodiversity in Dutch agricultural landscapes||p. 183|
|The pig grazing project : prospects of a novel management tool||p. 193|
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Series: Solid Mechanics & Its Applications S
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