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Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

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ISBN-10: 1402037732

ISBN-13: 9781402037733

Edition: 2005

Authors: Aldemaro Romero, Sarah E. West

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This book is a non-technical interdisciplinary collection of 12 essays, each of which uses natural or social science methods. The essays analyze a representative set of environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. They consider problems at international, regional, national, and local levels and examine current and historical environmental policy. The essays are organized according to theme and approach into five parts:-conservation challenges;-national policies, local communities, and rural development;-market mechanisms for protecting public goods;-public participation and environmental justice;-the effects of development policies on the environment.Contributors are researchers…    
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.13" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Aldemaro Romero is Chair and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Arkansas State University. He has authored more than 500 publications and his interests lie in questions in science that require an interdisciplinary approach.

(a) Aldemaro Romero obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami (1984). Currently he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University. He has published more than 430 pieces of work including peer-reviewed articles, articles in non-peer-reviewed publications, books, book reviews, and abstracts. He has obtained numerous research grants, as well as teaching, research, and service awards from a variety of public and private agencies in the U.S. and abroad. His main interests include, but are not limited to, biology of cave organisms (particularly fish), environmental…    

Contributing Authors
Past and Present Conservation Challenges
In the Land of the Mermaid: How Culture, not Ecology, Influenced Marine Mammal Exploitation in the Southeastern Caribbean
Conserving the Pines of Guadelupe and Cedros Islands, Mexico: An International Collaboration
Biodiversity Conservation in Bolivia: History, Trends, and Challenges
National Policies, Local Communities, and Rural Development
Peasants, Environment, and Maize "Modernization" in Zacapoaxtla, Mexico, 1974-82
Planting Trees, Building Democracy: Sustainable Community Forestry in Mexico
Getting the Prices Right: Mechanisms for Protecting Public Goods
Market-Based Policies for Pollution Control in Latin America
A Deeper Solution for the International Commons: Building an Effort Control Regime for the Eastern Tropical Pacific Tuna Fishery
Eco-Labeling in Latin America: Providing a Scientific Foundation for Consumer Confidence in Market-Based Conservation Strategies
Public Participation and Justice Systems
Public Prosecutors and Environmental Protection in Brazil
Democracy by Proxy: Environmental NGOs and Policy Change in Mexico
The Effects of Trade and Development Policies on the Environment
Economic Progress in the Countryside, Forests, and Public Policy: Some Lessons from Ecuador and Chile
Environmental Implications of Cuba's Development Strategy during the Special Period