Special Issue "Economic Growth and Sustainable Wildlife Management"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2010)
Dr. Jerry V. Mead
Watershed and Systems Ecology Section, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Finding a balance between the economy of humans and wildlife within our ecosystems is critical for conserving fish and wildlife. The field of ecological economics is advancing rapidly, professional conservation and economic societies have and are adopting position statements on the conflict between growth and wildlife conservation, and ecologists are becoming more involved in economics. However, much work still needs to be done to understand the relation between the human economy and wildlife management. This special issue examines how economic growth influences wildlife management and bioconservation. The majority of papers in this issue will be research papers, with the exception of a few papers that examine the performance of conservation efforts from a historical context. The objective of the issue is to examine the successes and failures of economic policies, especially economic growth, that impact bioconservation.
Dr. Jerry V. Mead
- gross domestic product
- ecological economics
- environmental policy
Review: The Realities of Community Based Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sustainability 2009, 1(3), 734-788; doi:10.3390/su1030734
Received: 15 July 2009 / Accepted: 11 September 2009 / Published: 25 September 2009| Download PDF Full-text (1181 KB)
Review: The Contribution of Wildlife to Sustainable Natural Resource Utilization in Namibia: A Review
Sustainability 2010, 2(11), 3479-3499; doi:10.3390/su2113479
Received: 21 September 2010; in revised form: 18 October 2010 / Accepted: 12 November 2010 / Published: 15 November 2010| Download PDF Full-text (401 KB)
Last update: 14 November 2012