Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation
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
Conservation and Development in the TwentyfirstCentury Tropics
Oil and Gas Development Meet Conservation
Forests under Pressure
Mining and Conservation
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