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Footprints in the Jungle : Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation - Ian A. Bowles

Footprints in the Jungle

Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

By: Ian A. Bowles (Editor), Glenn T. Prickett (Editor)

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Published: 9th March 2001
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Tropical forests have seen a tremendous growth in logging, mining, and oil and gas development over the past decades. These industries and their infrastructure, including roads and power lines, have a tremendous impact on the environment and often conflict with the growing concern for conservation, particularly the conservation of tropical biodiversity. However, development in the tropics is extremely important economically, both for developing and industrialized nations, and Footprints in the Jungle is an invaluable reference in this important and highly politicized debate. This volume looks at new approaches that lessen the impact of development. It collects numerous case studies by project managers, advocates, and researchers from major international companies, development agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations. It also examines the environmental and social impact of resource development, proposes a rigorous "best practices" approach, and analyzes a number of challenging technical, environmental, social, and legal issues.

"This volume seeks to 'stimulate debate about...developing natural resources in a manner that safeguards biodiversity and respects the interests of local communities' while also recognizing the need for some preserves that are off-limits to development. Numerous case studies illustrate best practices for developing resources in ways that minimize environmental problems. Cited references are current, typically from the 1990s. Recommended for all academic libraries. Undergraduates through professionals." -- C.E. Buckley, Choice, Oct 2001 "Near the Kaw Mountains in French Guiana, about 1.5 million ounces of gold wait to be claimed by an international mining conglomerate and an anxious government. Unfortunately, the gold is embedded in 17 million tons of clay; how can the gold be filtered out without destroying the incredibly diverse flora and fauna of this region? This problem is one faced by many developing countries with environmental concerns properly tempered. This book presents a special perspective on this dilemma. . .Essays by 38 authors are dived into specific topics. . .Each of these sections provides plenty of practical detail and commentary, making this book almost a cookbook of environmentally appropriate recipes for development."--Chicago Botanic Garden "This volume seeks to 'stimulate debate about...developing natural resources in a manner that safeguards biodiversity and respects the interests of local communities' while also recognizing the need for some preserves that are off-limits to development. Numerous case studies illustrate best practices for developing resources in ways that minimize environmental problems. Cited references are current, typically from the 1990s. Recommended for all academic libraries. Undergraduates through professionals." -- C.E. Buckley, Choice, Oct 2001 "Near the Kaw Mountains in French Guiana, about 1.5 million ounces of gold wait to be claimed by an international mining conglomerate and an anxious government. Unfortunately, the gold is embedded in 17 million tons of clay; how can the gold be filtered out without destroying the incredibly diverse flora and fauna of this region? This problem is one faced by many developing countries with environmental concerns properly tempered. This book presents a special perspective on this dilemma. . .Essays by 38 authors are dived into specific topics. . .Each of these sections provides plenty of practical detail and commentary, making this book almost a cookbook of environmentally appropriate recipes for development."--Chicago Botanic Garden

Ian A. Bowles and Glenn T. Prickett: Introduction Section I: Conservation and Development in the 21st Century Tropics 1: Russell A. Mittermeier and William R. Konstant: Biodiversity Conservation: Global Priorities, Trends and the Outlook for the Future 2: Everett J. Santos: Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Development 3: Lisa Jordan and Christopher H. Chamberlain: Partner or Pariah: Public Perceptions and Responses to the Extractive Industries 4: Michael LaGraff and Peter Scupholme: Corporate Strategies for Environmental Management Section II: Oil and Gas Exploration and Extraction meet Conservation 5: Amy B. Rosenfeld, Debra Gordon, and Marianne Guerin-McManus: Reinventing the Well: Approaches to Minimizing the Environmental and Social Impact of Oil Development in the Tropics 6: Robert Krastas and Jennifer A. Parnell: An Industry Perspective on Environment and Social Issues in Oil and Gas Development: Case Studies from Indonesia and Ecuador 7: Jorgen B. Thomsen, Carol Mitchell, Richard Piland, and Joseph R. Donnaway: Monitoring Impacts of Hydrocarbon Exploration in Sensitive Terrestrial Ecosystems: Perspectives from Block 78, Peru Section III: Forest under Pressure 8: Nigel Sizer: Trade, Transnationals, and Tropical Deforestation 9: Erling Lorentzen: Aracruz Cellulose: A Case History 10: Justin R. Ward and Yurij Bihun: Stewardship of Mexico's Community Forests: Expanding Market and Policy Opportunities for the Environment and Rural Development 11: Richard Rice, Cheri Sugal, Peter C. Frumhoff, Elizabeth Losos, and Raymond Gullison: Options for Conserving Biodiversity in the Context of Logging in Tropical Forests Section IV: Mining and Conservation Issues 12: Alyson Warhurst and Kevin Franklin: Biodiversity Conservation, Minerals Extraction, and Development: Towards a Realistic Partnership 13: Gary Nash: Mining Industries: Responses to Environmental and Social Issues 14: Frederick T. Graybeal: Evolution of Environmental Practice During Exploration at the Camp Caiman Gold Project, French Guiana 15: David N. Smith and Cyril Kormos: Conservation and Concession Contracts: Environmental Issues in Mineral Extraction Agreements Section V. Infrastructure for Sustainable Development 16: Eliezer Batista da Silva, Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca, and Amy B. Rosenfeld: Rethinking Infrastructure: Approaches to Managing Development on the National and Continental Scale to Reduce Conservation Impacts 17: Robert J. Dobias and Kirk Talbott: Environmental and Social Considerations in Development of the Greater Mekong Subregion's Road Network 18 Roads and Tropical Forest: From White Lines to White Elephants: John Reid: 19: Silvio Olivieri and Claudia Martinez: Condor: Better Decision Making on Infrastructure Projects Section VI: Conclusions Glenn T. Prickett and Ian A. Bowles: Leaving More than Footprints: The New Corporate Responsibility

ISBN: 9780195125788
ISBN-10: 0195125789
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 9th March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 15.6  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.63