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

Hardcover | February 15, 2001

EditorIan A. Bowles, Glenn T. Prickett

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Tropical forests have seen a tremendous growth in logging, mining, and oil and gas development over the past decades. These industries and their infrastructure, including roads and power lines, have a tremendous impact on the environment and often conflict with the growing concern forconservation, particularly the conservation of tropical biodiversity. However, development in the tropics is extremely important economically, both for developing and industrialized nations, and Footprints in the Jungle is an invaluable reference in this important and highly politicized debate. Thisvolume looks at new approaches that lessen the impact of development. It collects numerous case studies by project managers, advocates, and researchers from major international companies, development agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations. It also examines the environmental andsocial impact of resource development, proposes a rigorous "best practices" approach, and analyzes a number of challenging technical, environmental, social, and legal issues.

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Tropical forests have seen a tremendous growth in logging, mining, and oil and gas development over the past decades. These industries and their infrastructure, including roads and power lines, have a tremendous impact on the environment and often conflict with the growing concern forconservation, particularly the conservation of tropi...

Ian Bowles is the Director of Environmental Affairs for the National Security Council and Associate Director for International Policy, COuncil on Environmental Quality. His research focuses on the role of development agencies and the private sector in biodiversity conservation. He also served as a legislative assistant on internationa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 5.98 × 9.02 × 1.3 inPublished:February 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ian A. Bowles and Glenn T. Prickett: IntroductionSection I: Conservation and Development in the 21st Century Tropics1. Russell A. Mittermeier and William R. Konstant: Biodiversity Conservation: Global Priorities, Trends and the Outlook for the Future2. Everett J. Santos: Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure Development3. Lisa Jordan and Christopher H. Chamberlain: Partner or Pariah: Public Perceptions and Responses to the Extractive Industries4. Michael LaGraff and Peter Scupholme: Corporate Strategies for Environmental ManagementSection II: Oil and Gas Exploration and Extraction meet Conservation5. Amy B. Rosenfeld, Debra Gordon, and Marianne Guerin-McManus: Reinventing the Well: Approaches to Minimizing the Environmental and Social Impact of Oil Development in the Tropics6. Robert Krastas and Jennifer A. Parnell: An Industry Perspective on Environment and Social Issues in Oil and Gas Development: Case Studies from Indonesia and Ecuador7. Jorgen B. Thomsen, Carol Mitchell, Richard Piland, and Joseph R. Donnaway: Monitoring Impacts of Hydrocarbon Exploration in Sensitive Terrestrial Ecosystems: Perspectives from Block 78, PeruSection III: Forest under Pressure8. Nigel Sizer: Trade, Transnationals, and Tropical Deforestation9. Erling Lorentzen: Aracruz Cellulose: A Case History10. Justin R. Ward and Yurij Bihun: Stewardship of Mexico's Community Forests: Expanding Market and Policy Opportunities for the Environment and Rural Development11. Richard Rice, Cheri Sugal, Peter C. Frumhoff, Elizabeth Losos, and Raymond Gullison: Options for Conserving Biodiversity in the Context of Logging in Tropical ForestsSection IV: Mining and Conservation Issues12. Alyson Warhurst and Kevin Franklin: Biodiversity Conservation, Minerals Extraction, and Development: Towards a Realistic Partnership13. Gary Nash: Mining Industries: Responses to Environmental and Social Issues14. Frederick T. Graybeal: Evolution of Environmental Practice During Exploration at the Camp Caiman Gold Project, French Guiana15. David N. Smith and Cyril Kormos: Conservation and Concession Contracts: Environmental Issues in Mineral Extraction AgreementsSection V. Infrastructure for Sustainable Development16. Eliezer Batista da Silva, Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca, and Amy B. Rosenfeld: Rethinking Infrastructure: Approaches to Managing Development on the National and Continental Scale to Reduce Conservation Impacts17. Robert J. Dobias and Kirk Talbott: Environmental and Social Considerations in Development of the Greater Mekong Subregion's Road Network18 Roads and Tropical Forest: From White Lines to White Elephants. John Reid: 19. Silvio Olivieri and Claudia Martinez: Condor: Better Decision Making on Infrastructure ProjectsSection VI: ConclusionsGlenn T. Prickett and Ian A. Bowles: Leaving More than Footprints: The New Corporate Responsibility

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"Near the Kaw Mountains in French Guiana, about 1.5 million ounces of gold wait to be claimed by an international mining conglomerate and an anxious government. Unfortunately, the gold is embedded in 17 million tons of clay; how can the gold be filtered out without destroying the incrediblydiverse flora and fauna of this region? This problem is one faced by many developing countries with environmental concerns properly tempered. This book presents a special perspective on this dilemma. . .Essays by 38 authors are dived into specific topics. . .Each of these sections provides plentyof practical detail and commentary, making this book almost a cookbook of environmentally appropriate recipes for development."--Chicago Botanic Garden