In an up-to-date examination of the causes and consequences of the recent disappearance of tropical rain forests, the authors argue that protected areas, such as sacred groves and national parks, are essential to conservation efforts.
1: Randall Kramer and Carel van Schaik: Preservation Paradigms and Tropical Rain Forests 2: John Terborgh and Carel van Schaik: Minimizing Species Loss: The Imperative of Protection 3: Kathy MacKinnon: One Minute to Midnight: Time to Fight to Conserve Biodiversity in Tropical Rain Forests 4: C. van Schaik, J. Terborgh, and Barbara Dugelby: The Silent Crisis: The State of Rain Forest Nature Preserves 5: Katrina Brandon: Policy and Practical Considerations in Land-Use Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation 6: Steven Sanderson and Kent Redford: Biodiversity Politics and the Contest for Ownership of the World's Biota 7: Marie Miranda and Sharon LaPalme: User Rights and Biodiversity Conservation 8: Randall Kramer and Narendra Sharma: Tropical Forest Biodiversity Protection: Who Pays and Why 9: Paul Ferraro and R. Kramer: Compensation and Economic Incentives: Reducing Pressure on Protected Areas 10: C. van Schaik and R. Kramer: Toward a New Protection Paradigm
Reviews for Last Stand: Protected Areas and the Defense of Tropical Biodiversity
'...Written by leading experts with years of experience, the book integrates ecological, economic and political perspectives on how best to manage tropical forest reserves and their biodiversity, throught the world. In addition to conservationists, policy matkers, and ecologists, educators will find this a useful text in courses on tropical conservation and policy.' Ethology, Ecology Evolution 10:95-103, 1998