High levels of rural poverty in many of the world's ecosystems make it an ethical and practical imperative to find more equitable and realistic ways of achieving conservation. Livelihoods of the rural poor and options for conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity are so intimately entwined that they are better addressed through an integrated approach, irrespective of whether the primary motivation is one of development or one of conservation. This highly accessible book, a revised edition of the 2005 book Poverty and Conservation: Landscapes, People and Power, offers a grand overview of the issues and a conceptual framework for addressing poverty reduction in the context of conservation, and conservation in the context of poverty reduction. It will appeal to professionals working in the field as well as to students across the fields of conservation, development and sustainability. It looks at the rationale for addressing the links between conservation and poverty reduction, arguing that such a focus is both ethically essential and a source of opportunities. It alsoreviews experiences in dealing with people and conservation and identifies some key lessons and concepts. The book presents cases studies illustrating various approaches and a discussion of some of the issues that appear when implementing combined conservation and poverty reduction. The book emphasizes the importance of multiple spatial scales and negotiating trade-offs between scales. It also tackles the complex issue of institutional landscapes and the way in which changes at various institutional levels can lead to different and often more positive outcomes. The Final part summarizes some of the main features of the authors' integrated approach and identifies some of the challenges involved in efforts to combine conservation and poverty reduction. Published with IUCN - The World Conservation Union.
When Life Happens, by William Jackson, shares personal stories and actual events that readers can relate to, learn from, and apply within their very own situations. We all want to know how to make the best of Life. We all want to know how to get the most out of it, and we all want to have the best possible outcome with the least amount of opposition. The tools within these pages will help real people, with real issues, matriculate through real life, successfully. No matter what stage of life they are in, this thought provoking material will help anyone become better at handling LIFE, when it happens
technology, but its three cities also boast a long and rich heritage, complete with many important historic sites where the past lingers a little too closely. From the otherworldly music at the Carolina Inn to the sound of laughter echoing in the old morgue at Watts Hospital to the image of men swinging from ropes in Hannahs Creek Swamp, the ghosts of the Triangle continue to make their presence known throughout the region. Join local brothers Richard and William Jackson as they trace the history behind these spine-tingling tales.