Economics for the Wilds: Wildlife, Wildlands, Diversity and Development

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Timothy M. Swanson, Edward Barbier
Earthscan, 1992 - 226 pages
The first four chapters explore the questions involved - the complexity and global nature of the issues, the application of economics to the wilds, and the resulting policies for conservation and sustainable management. The next five chapters examine specific uses, both sustainable and unsustainable, of wild species and habitats. Topics include community-based development, tourism, rainforest products, poaching, and the impact of conservation on wildlife use. The conclusion argues that comprehensive management of wild resources is needed to ensure both their continued existence and the continuing flow of benefits from them.

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