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A Beginner's Guide

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Modern conservation for a planet in meltdown - and why it just might work!

At a time of unparalleled environmental change, there has never been a greater need for new ways of defending nature. In this forward-thinking work, Paul Jepson and Richard Ladle cover all aspects of modern conservation to provide a fascinating look into how we're fighting for the earth's species and habitats, as well as details on where conservation is heading, and how we can all contribute. Because, it'll be far more than just a pity when we lose the polar bears, pandas, and parrots.

About The Authors

Dr Paul Jepson is Senior Research Fellow in Conservation Practice at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. He has been a consultant for a wide range of organisations including the WWF and the GEF.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (December 1, 2012)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780741451

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"Fascinating reading for anyone interested in the "business" of conservation, this book provides new perspectives on the challenges of conservation in the 21st century."

– Kathy Mackinnon - Lead Biodiversity Specialist, Environental Department, World Bank

"An amazingly rich, readable and insightful account of the conservation movement."

– Jeffrey Sayer - IUCN Science Advisor (Forests) and senior establishment figure

Authoritative, succinct and clearly written - this book is the perfect primer not just on modern conservation, but on its historical roots and the future it might offer to our beleaguered planet.

– Mark Cocker - Author, naturalist, and contributor to Guardian and TLS

"A thoughtful book about how and why we care about nature's loss — and what we we must do to prevent it."

– Stuart Pimm - Doris Duke Professor of Conservation at Duke University and author of

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