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Author Blackman, Allen, author.

Title Biodiversity conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean : prioritizing policies / Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Juha Siikamäki, and Daniel Velez-Lopez
Published Oxon, OX : RFF Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 162 pages) : illustrations, plates (some color)
Series Environment for Development
Environment for development.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Abbreviated contents; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; About the authors; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Objectives; 1.3 Methods; 1.4 Organization; 2 Status and trends; 2.1 Terrestrial and freshwater systems; 2.1.1 Biophysical environment; 2.1.2 Status and trends; Species richness and overall threat levels; Terrestrial ecosystems; Freshwater ecosystems; 2.1.3 Threats; IUCN Red List data; Habitat loss and degradation; Invasive species; Climate change Overexploitation2.1.3.6 Pollution; 2.2 Coastal and marine systems; 2.2.1 Biophysical environment; 2.2.2 Status and trends; Species richness; Coastal ecosystems; 2.2.3 Threats; Habitat loss and degradation; Pollution; Overexploitation; Climate change; Invasive species; 3 Policies; A Regulatory and comanagement; 3.1 Terrestrial protected areas; 3.1.1 Description; 3.1.2 Status and trends; Protected area coverage standards; Coverage by region; Coverage by country; Coverage by type of protection Coverage by biome3.1.3 Issues; Coverage gaps; Size and fragmentation; Management; Financial resources; Local communities; 3.1.4 Effectiveness; 3.1.5 Easements; 3.2 Forest comanagement; 3.2.1 Description; 3.2.2 Status and trends; 3.2.3 Issues; Stemming forest loss; Spurring forest loss; 3.2.4 Effectiveness; 3.3 Land-use planning; 3.3.1 Description; 3.3.2 Status and trends; 3.3.3 Issues; 3.4 Fisheries management; 3.4.1 Description; 3.4.2 Status and trends; Economic importance; Fleet and market characteristics Production in capture fisheries3.4.3 Issues; 3.4.4 Comanagement; 3.5 Wastewater treatment; 3.5.1 Description; 3.5.2 Status and trends; 3.5.3 Issues; 3.6 Environmental governance; 3.6.1 Description; 3.6.2 Status and trends; Environmental laws, policies, and programs; Governance effectiveness; Environmental capacity and mainstreaming; 3.6.3 Issues; B Market-based approaches; 3.7 Subsidy reform; 3.7.1 Description; 3.7.2 Status and trends; Agriculture; Water; Fishing; Energy; 3.7.3 Issues; 3.7.4 Evidence
3.8 Payments for environmental services3.8.1 Description; 3.8.2 Status and trends; Overall level of implementation; Level of implementation by subregion; 3.8.3 Issues; The case for payments for ecosystem services; Barriers to effectiveness; 3.8.4 Evidence; 3.9 Eco-certification; 3.9.1 Description; 3.9.2 Status and trends; 3.9.3 Issues; 3.9.4 Evidence; 3.10 Ecotourism; 3.10.1 Description; 3.10.2 Status and trends; 3.10.3 Issues and evidence; 3.11 Bioprospecting; 3.11.1 Description; 3.11.2 Status and trends; 3.11.3 Issues; 3.11.4 Evidence
Summary Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is exceptionally biodiverse. It contains about half of the world's remaining tropical forests, nearly one-fifth of its coastal habitats, and some of its most productive agricultural and marine areas. But agriculture, fishing and other human activities linked to rapid population and economic growth increasingly threaten that biodiversity. Moreover, poverty, weak regulatory capacity, and limited political will hamper conservation. Given this dilemma, it is critically important to design conservation strategies on the basis of the best avail
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes 3.12 Mitigation offsets and banking
Print version record
Subject Biodiversity conservation -- Latin America
Biodiversity conservation -- Caribbean Area
Environmental policy -- Latin America
Environmental policy -- Caribbean Area
NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Biodiversity conservation.
Environmental policy.
SUBJECT Latin America -- Environmental conditions
Caribbean Area -- Environmental conditions
Subject Caribbean Area.
Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Epanchin-Niell, Rebecca, author
Siikamäki, Juha, author.
Velez-Lopez, Daniel, author.
ISBN 9781317906865