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A Crystal Ball for Forests?

Analyzing the Social-Ecological Impacts of Forest Conservation and Management over the Long Term

Daniel C. Miller, Pushpendra Rana, and Catherine Benson Wahlén

questions through a review of the broad interdisciplinary literature that assesses forest conservation and management impacts on biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, and poverty alleviation in developing countries. It focuses particular

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Green Out of the Blue, or How (Not) to Deal with Overfed Oceans

An Analytical Review of Coastal Eutrophication and Social Conflict

Alix Levain, Carole Barthélémy, Magalie Bourblanc, Jean-Marc Douguet, Agathe Euzen, and Yves Souchon

Despite harmful local consequences on coastal communities and biodiversity for many decades, eutrophication of marine systems due to high levels of nutrient loading of human origin has only recently gained public visibility ( Diaz and Rosenberg

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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

recognizes both present and future risks of global warming and biodiversity loss ( IPCC 2013 , 2014 ; MEA 2005 ). Increasingly, research on global environmental changes has been accompanied by calls for profound societal change ( ISSC 2016 ), and for future

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Scratches on our sovereignty?

Analyzing conservation politics in the Sundarbans

Jayashree Vivekanandan

–Brahmaputra river basin carries over a billion tons of sediment load annually, four times that of all the European rivers combined ( Centre for Science and Environment, 2012 , p. 34). One of the most biodiversity rich regions in Asia, the Sundarbans was recognized

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Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, and Alaka Wali

-cultural (institutions, networks, knowledge systems) and ecological (biodiversity, habitat, ecosystem services) components and their combined ability to respond to disturbances ( Gunderson and Holling 2002 ). “Measuring” social-ecological resilience is particularly

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Stuck in the Colonial Past?

Perpetuating Racist, Environmental Myths of Kenya in a Swiss Zoo

Samantha S. Sithole, Marianna Fernandes, Olivier Hymas, Kavita Sharma, and Gretchen Walters

commitment to conservation. This is made evident by interactive media that the zoo uses to notify the public about the importance of conservation and biodiversity. The zoo established its conservation project with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in 1998

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Navigating Shifting Regimes of Ocean Governance

From UNCLOS to Sustainable Development Goal 14

Ana K. Spalding and Ricardo de Ycaza

conservation actions, broadly defined to include issues such as genetic resources, biodiversity, and life-supporting ecosystems, were considered in more detail in other international fora or by individual nation-state laws. A holistic vision for the

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Anatoly N. Sleptsov, Irina A. Sleptsova, Antonina A. Vinokurova, and Alina A. Nakhodkina

biodiversity of these places, which, in turn, determines the protection of collective intellectual property rights as a whole set of measures—from the creation of TOTU to the regulation of predator populations to preserve biodiversity. The protection of the

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Leadership for sustainability

Protecting the environment

Wanjira Mathai and Ma. del Socorro Aguilar Cucurachi

today we do not have to fight as hard as we used to because people understand the centrality of the environment in our daily lives. You do not have to tell people today that it is important to protect biodiversity. You do not have to tell people today

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Editorial Introduction

The Cases of India, South Africa, and Brazil

Harry G. J. Nijhuis and Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

financial elites. The destruction of huge parts of the Amazon, a crucial global component of CO2 containment, biodiversity, and ecological equilibrium, is just part of the game ( Carvalho 2020 ). The necropolitical instrument was meant to withhold from