Assessing the Conservation Value of Freshwaters (Ecology) (Paperback)

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Assessing the Conservation Value of Freshwaters (Ecology) (Paperback)

By Philip J. Boon (Editor), Catherine M. Pringle (Editor)

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Freshwater is a valuable resource for human populations, and has many uses such as water for drinking, hydroelectric power and recreation. This creates conflict between conservation and exploitation. This book explores various aspects of conservation evaluation, including the selection of important areas for protection, responding to threats from catchment development, and determining the restoration potential of degraded water bodies. Aimed at academic researchers, graduate students and professionals, chapters are written by pairs of UK and US authors, who compare methods used for evaluating rivers and lakes for conservation in these countries who share a long history of freshwater science, but approach nature conservation very differently. Sweden, Australia and South Africa are also examined, and there is a chapter on developing countries, allowing examination of the role of social and economic conditions in conservation ethics.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521613224
ISBN-10: 0521613221
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Ecology