Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

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Ian A. Bowles, Glenn T. Prickett
Oxford University Press, 22. 2. 2001 - 352 strán (strany)
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.
 

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Resource Extraction Investments Expand Further into the Humid Tropics
3
Conservation and Development in the TwentyfirstCentury Tropics
7
Oil and Gas Development Meet Conservation
53
Forests under Pressure
113
Mining and Conservation
181
Infrastructure for Sustainable Development
247
Conclusion
305
Index
317
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Ian Bowles is the Director of Environmental Affairs for the National Security Council and Associate Director for International Policy, COuncil on Environmental Quality. His research focuses on the role of development agencies and the private sector in biodiversity conservation. He also served as a legislative assistant on international and environmental issues. Glenn T. Prickett is Senior Vice President for Environmental Leadership in Business at Conservation International, where he develops strategic partnerships to promote conservation with major international corporations in a wide range of fields. He has also served as Chief Environmental Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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