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Last Stand: Protected Areas and the Defense of Tropical Biodiversity

Randall Kramer, Carel van Schaik, and Julie Johnson


During the past century, tropical rain forests have been reduced to about half of their original area, with a consequent loss of biodiversity. This book takes a close look at how this has happened and what the consequences may be, with an emphasis on those strategies that have proven successful in stemming the loss of plant and animal inhabitants. It describes the use of protected areas such as sacred groves, royal preserves, and today’s national parks, which have long served to shield the delicate forest habitats for countless species. Although programs for protecting habitats are under incre ... More

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Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195095548
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195095548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Randall Kramer, editor

Carel van Schaik, editor

Julie Johnson, editor

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