The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mending the Ark

9781840641509 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Charles Perrings, Professor of Environmental Economics, Vice-Chair, Diversitas, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, US
Publication Date: 2000 ISBN: 978 1 84064 150 9 Extent: 384 pp
The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa will prove invaluable to scholars and policymakers working within the areas of environmental economics, environmental science and sustainable development.

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This authoritative book presents the results of important new research into the economics of biodiversity conservation in sub-Saharan Africa.

The contributors offer case studies of the economic causes of biodiversity loss in a range of ecosystem types – wetlands, montane forests, tropical moist forests, semi-arid savannas and lakes – and discuss the policy options for biodiversity conservation in each case. They also provide an in-depth analysis of the environmental consequences of policy reform at the macro- and micro- levels and offer practical recommendations for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa will prove invaluable to scholars and policymakers working within the areas of environmental economics, environmental science and sustainable development.
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Contributors: G. Acharya, W.R. Adano, E.B. Barbier, J.K. Benhin, O. Kakujaha-Matundu, V. Kasulo, J. Lovett, C. Perrings
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Contents: Preamble 1. The Biodiversity Convention and Biodiversity Loss in Sub-Saharan Africa Part I: The Microeconomics of Biodiversity Loss: Case Studies from Nigeria, Malawi, Kenya and Namibia 2. The Value of Biodiversity in the Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands of Northern Nigeria 3. The Loss of Biodiversity in Aquatic Ecosystems 4. Costs and Benefits of Protected Areas 5. Biodiversity Conservation and Land-Use Options in Semi-Arid Lands Part II: Macroeconomics and Biodiversity Loss: Structural Adjustment, Deforestation and Biodiversity Loss in Ghana 6. Forestry, Deforestation and Biodiversity in Ghana 7. The Structural Adjustment Programme and Deforestation in Ghana 8. Estimating the Biodiversity Effects of Structural Adjustment in Ghana 9. Policies for Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa Index

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