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A New Conservation Politics: Power, Organization Building and Effectiveness
(2009)
  • David Johns, Portland State University
Abstract
Despite many successes in the field of conservation, species extinction rates continue to climb and wild areas and habitats continue to be lost. Many look to more (or better) biology and ecology to solve the problem but the obstacles are not just scientific but political. To stop the 6th great extinction the conservation movement must become much stronger, more tenacious, and more effective. By learning from its own history and especially from the movements that abolished slavery, brought down apartheid, changed gender relations, and expanded democratic rights, conservationists can become more successful. This book brings together in one place and in a highly usable format the lessons of those movements culled from practitioners and academic analysts.
Keywords
  • Nature conservation -- Political aspects -- United States,
  • Environmental protection -- Political aspects -- United States,
  • Conservationists -- Political activity -- United States
Publication Date
2009
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Citation Information
David Johns. A New Conservation Politics: Power, Organization Building and Effectiveness. (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_johns/12/