Conflicts in Conservation

Rating: Redpath SM., Gutierrez RJ., Wood KA., and Young JC. (eds.). 2015. Conflicts in Conservation. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978 1 107 60346 2. Although many might see conservation as the “keeping” of specific plant and animal species, in reality it has always been about conflicts and contested spaces. It’s not about the Pandas per se but about the way in which people consider their landscapes (i.e. both Pandas and people) should be used and perceived.  For this reason it was going […]

Sustainable Futures

Rating: Jennie Goldie and Katharine Betts (eds). 2014. Sustainable Futures: Linking population, resources and the environment. CSIRO. ISBN 978 1 486 30189 8 When I first saw the sub-title I was transported back to my beginnings. Surely population, resources, environment was the name of the text and wasn’t it by the Ehrlich’s ? Yes on both counts and the issues they identified there are still with us but in slightly different ways. The authors are also still active, providing not […]