Conservation biology: foundations, concepts, applications by Fred Van Dyke

By Fred Van Dyke

Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, thoughts, functions, second version, represents a tremendous new textual content for an individual drawn to conservation. Drawing on his monstrous event, Van Dyke’s organizational readability and readable sort make this publication a useful source for college kids in conservation round the globe.

Presenting key info and well-selected examples, this student-friendly quantity rigorously integrates the technology of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, legislation, coverage and economics.

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Although sustained yield and multiple use concepts were being developed and practiced in other parts of the world, they were, in the early twentieth century, nowhere more clearly manifested in land management policies than in the United States. Both were to become important planks in the foundation of modern forestry and became models for other nations in their development of national forest management programs. By the early twentieth century, the rise of independent nation states throughout the world, combined with the growing centralized power of the national governments and the development of ecology as a scientific discipline, permitted the management of lands at national scales.

7. Theodore Roosevelt, the US President who made conservation a national priority during his presidency from 1901 to 1909. (Rockwood Photo Company 1903. ) tion through the development of a national wildlife refuge system, one that would become a model for countries throughout the world. With the establishment of Pelican Island, Florida, as a wildlife sanctuary in 1902, Roosevelt began an ambitious program to create federally protected wildlife sanctuaries throughout the US, establishing 52 such sanctuaries during his administration, along with 16 national monuments and five national parks.

Leaders of modern nations in the twentieth century increasingly perceived that international cooperation would be the only sure way to achieve international results, in conservation or anything else. The realization of need for increasing international cooperation to protect migratory species from over-exploitation began to be replaced in importance by the emerging awareness of the need for sustainability for future generations. Motivated by a growing level of accountability to their citizens, government officials in democratic countries began to realize that they must act in the best interests of not only the present generation, but of the generations to come.

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