The Resource Nature crime : how we're getting conservation wrong, Rosaleen Duffy

Nature crime : how we're getting conservation wrong, Rosaleen Duffy

Label
Nature crime : how we're getting conservation wrong
Title
Nature crime
Title remainder
how we're getting conservation wrong
Statement of responsibility
Rosaleen Duffy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The perilous state of endangered species such as tigers and rhinos, and the worldwide illegal trade in ivory, diamonds, bushmeat and many other rare and valuable commodities, are familiar issues in the West. The heroes in these narratives are those who work to create protected areas for wildlife; the villains the shadowy poachers and smugglers who destroy endangered animals and their habitats for the sake of profit. In this groundbreaking book, Rosaleen Duffy argues that the story is much more complex than this. She analyses the workings of the black-market wildlife industry, pointing out that illegal trading is often the direct result of Western consumer desires, from coltan for mobile phones to caviar for the global elite. She looks at how tourists contribute, often unwittingly, to the destruction of natural environments. Most strikingly, she argues that the imperatives of Western-style conservation often result in serious injustice to local people, who are at risk of losing not only heir land but sometimes even their lives. The result of many years of first-hand research, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex realities of nature conservation."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duffy, Rosaleen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH75
LC item number
.D838 2010 (SEL Recreational Science--Nonfiction)
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature conservation
  • Nature conservation
  • Wild animal trade
  • Human ecology
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Nature
  • Endangered species
  • Ecotourism
  • Wildlife crimes
Label
Nature crime : how we're getting conservation wrong, Rosaleen Duffy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-251) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The international wildlife trade -- Global action, local costs -- Wildlife wars : poaching and anti-poaching -- Rhino horn, ivory and the trade ban controversy -- Guerillas to gorillas : blood diamonds and coltan -- Tourist saviours -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
[xiii], 258 p.
Isbn
9780300154344
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
20100089 37
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)503827375
  • (OCoLC)503827375
Label
Nature crime : how we're getting conservation wrong, Rosaleen Duffy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-251) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The international wildlife trade -- Global action, local costs -- Wildlife wars : poaching and anti-poaching -- Rhino horn, ivory and the trade ban controversy -- Guerillas to gorillas : blood diamonds and coltan -- Tourist saviours -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
[xiii], 258 p.
Isbn
9780300154344
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
20100089 37
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)503827375
  • (OCoLC)503827375

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