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The Asia-Pacific region faces a fundamental dilemma. Over recent decades the region has achieved tremendous economic growth that has lifted millions of its people out of poverty and raised living standards, but in many places the way land is being used to generate this growth is unsustainable. Land has been exploited – growing economies regardless...
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Author:
Masago
Yoshifumi
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Shokhrukh-Mirzo
Jalilov
Mohamed
Kefi
Misato
Dilley
Kensuke
Fukushi
Worldwide, scarce freshwater resources are increasingly being used to satisfy the demands of a rapidly increasing population and a growing global economy. One-third of the world’s river basins have reached their capacity for exploitation, and half of the global population is directly affected by water scarcity. Furthermore, the increasing rate of...
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In this volume, we seek to highlight how the sustainable use of biodiversity as practiced in well-managed SEPLS can contribute to effective area-based conservation of biodiversity. The concept of SEPLS includes the idea that integrated and holistic management approaches can have mutual benefits for biodiversity and livelihoods, sustainably...
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日本の「レンジャー」が体験したアメリカの国立公園での長期滞在ボランティア。それは、それまでの“アメリカの国立公園”観を覆す衝撃的な体験だった。国立公園到着の翌日から始まった体当たりのフィールドワーク、2度のアメリカ横断。2つの国立公園での長期研修と首都ワシントンでの内務省魚類野生生物局での実務研修を通じてようやく理解できたアメリカの自然保護政策とは!? ボランティアの活用、モニタリング調査、イメージ戦略など、国立公園を訪れただけではわからない舞台裏を、日米の国立公園と国立野生生物保護区の比較しながら描き出す。国立公園ボランティアへの応募や国立公園での生活の様子などもまじえながら、アメリカの国立公園でのボランティアの役割や活躍の様子なども紹介。なお...