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Conservation Drones

Author : Serge A. Wich
ISBN : 9780198787617
Genre : Biodiversity
File Size : 67.30 MB
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This book aims to further build capacity in the conservation community to use drones for conservation and inspire others to adapt emerging technologies for conservation.
Category: Biodiversity

Conservation Criminology

Author : Meredith L. Gore
ISBN : 9781118935507
Genre : Nature
File Size : 38.59 MB
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This important new text introduces conservation criminology as the interdisciplinary study of environmental exploitation and risks at the intersection of human and natural systems. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book enhances understanding of the various human and organizational behaviors that pose risks to the environment, humans, and drive conservation crime. As human population growth, global market economies, climate change, deforestation, and illegal exploitation of natural resources continue to increase, academic research from numerous disciplines is needed to address these challenges. Conservation Criminology promotes thinking about how unsustainable natural resources exploitation is a cause and a consequence of social conflict. Case studies profiled in the book demonstrate this cause and effect type situation, as well as innovative approaches for reducing risks to people and the environment. This text encourages readers to consider how humans behave in response to environmental risks and the various mechanisms that constitute effective and ineffective approaches to enforcement of wildlife crimes, including environmental and conservation policy. Case studies from the USA, Latin America, Africa, and Asia highlight corruption in conservation, global trade in electronic waste, illegal fishing, illegal logging, human-wildlife conflict, technology and space, water insecurity, wildlife disease, and wildlife poaching. Taken together, chapters expand the reader’s perspective and employ tools to understand and address environmental crimes and risks, and to provide novel empirical evidence for positive change. With established contributors providing interdisciplinary and global perspectives, this book establishes a foundation for the emerging field of conservation criminology.
Category: Nature

Conservation Biology In Sub Saharan Africa

Author : Richard Primack
ISBN : 9781783747535
Genre : Nature
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Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specific African contexts. Strategies are outlined to protect biodiversity whilst promoting economic development in the region. Boxes covering specific themes written by scientists who live and work throughout the region are included in each chapter, together with recommended readings and suggested discussion topics. Each chapter also includes an extensive bibliography. Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa provides the most up-to-date study in the field. It is an essential resource, available on-line without charge, for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a handy guide for professionals working to stop the rapid loss of biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.
Category: Nature

The Good Drone

Author : Kristin Bergtora Sandvik
ISBN : 9781317017530
Genre : Political Science
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While the military use of drones has been the subject of much scrutiny, the use of drones for humanitarian purposes has so far received little attention. As the starting point for this study, it is argued that the prospect of using drones for humanitarian and other life-saving activities has produced an alternative discourse on drones, dedicated to developing and publicizing the endless possibilities that drones have for "doing good". Furthermore, it is suggested that the Good Drone narrative has been appropriated back into the drone warfare discourse, as a strategy to make war "more human". This book explores the role of the Good Drone as an organizing narrative for political projects, technology development and humanitarian action. Its contribution to the debate is to take stock of the multiple logics and rationales according to which drones are "good", with a primary objective to initiate a critical conversation about the political currency of "good". This study recognizes the many possibilities for the use of drones and takes these possibilities seriously by critically examining the difference the drones' functionalities can make, but also what difference the presence of drones themselves – as unmanned and flying objects – make. Discussed and analysed are the implications for the drone industry, user communities, and the areas of crisis where drones are deployed.
Category: Political Science

Drones For Conservation Field Guide For Photographers Researchers Conservationists And Archaeologists

Author : Kike Calvo
ISBN : 1366675800
Genre : Photography
File Size : 53.79 MB
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What is inside this book? Intro to Using Drones for Conservation New Technologies and Remote Communities Logbook Keeping and Mission Planning . Best Ways to Back Up Your Aerial Footage and Stills Understanding the Basics of Infrared Cameras Case Studies from Yale, Harvard, National Geographic and more. Foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, and National Geographic Conservation Fellow "Drones for conservation is essentially just in its infancy, but while we can lament the possible consequent avoidance of a good slog of a field study, we can already see multiple benefits falling from the skies as it were.../... So Drones for Conservation is very much a first. With actual examples from around the world, it also has very practical sections on how to use drones effectively - as usual there is never a substitute for carefully thinking out a project in advance." Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D., National Geographic Conservation Fellow. www.dronesforconservation.org"
Category: Photography

Design Issues

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ISBN : MINN:31951P011862070
Genre : Architectural design
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Category: Architectural design