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Footprints in the Jungle: Natural Resource Industries, Infrastructure, and Biodiversity Conservation

Ian A. Bowles and Glenn T. Prickett


Over the past several decades, tropical rain forests have seen a tremendous growth in logging, mining, and oil and gas development. These extractive industries, as well as the infrastructure associated with them – roads, pipelines, and transmission lines – have had a significant environmental impact worldwide and often conflict with the growing concern for conservation of tropical biodiversity. Even though extractive industries are threatening the last undisturbed tropical ecosystems of the planet, developing countries in these regions rely heavily on revenue generated from resource extraction ... More

Keywords: best practices, biodiversity, conservation, conservation International, corporate social responsibility, environment, environmental footprint, extractive industries, gas, logging, oil, protected areas, rainforest

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195125788
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195125789.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian A. Bowles, editor
Conservation International, Washington D.C.

Glenn T. Prickett, editor
Conservation International, Washington D.C.

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Ian A. Bowles Glenn T. Prickett

Part I Conservation and Development in the Twenty‐First‐Century Tropics

1 Biodiversity Conservation

Russell A. Mittermeier William R. Konstant

3 Partner or Pariah

Lisa Jordan Christopher H. Chamberlain

Part II Oil and Gas Development Meet Conservation

4 Reinventing the Well

Amy B. Rosenfeld Debra Gordon Marianne Guerin‐McManus

6 Monitoring Impacts of Hydrocarbon Exploration in Sensitive Terrestrial Ecosystems

Jorgen B. Thomsen Carol Mitchell Richard Piland Joseph R. Donnaway

Part III Forests Under Pressure

8 Aracruz Celulose

Erling Lorentzen

9 Stewardship of Mexico's Community Forests

Justin R. Ward Yurij Bihun

10 Options for Conserving Biodiversity in the Context of Logging in Tropical Forests

Richard Rice Cheri Sugal Peter C. Frumhoff Elizabeth Losos Raymond Gullison

Part IV Mining and Conservation

14 Conservation and Concession Contracts

David N. Smith Cyril F. Kormos

Part V Infrastructure for Sustainable Development

15 Rethinking Infrastructure

Eliezer Batista da Silva Gustavo A.B. da Fonseca Amy B. Rosenfeld

18 Cóndor

Silvio Olivieri Claudia Martinez

Part VI Conclusion


Glenn T. Prickett Ian A. Bowles

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