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

Ian A. Bowles and Glenn T. Prickett

Abstract

Over the past several decades, tropical rain forests have seen a tremendous growth in logging, mining, and oil and gas development. These extractive industries, as well as the infrastructure associated with them – roads, pipelines, and transmission lines – have had a significant environmental impact worldwide and often conflict with the growing concern for conservation of tropical biodiversity. Even though extractive industries are threatening the last undisturbed tropical ecosystems of the planet, developing countries in these regions rely heavily on revenue generated from resource extraction ... More

Keywords: best practices, biodiversity, conservation, conservation International, corporate social responsibility, environment, environmental footprint, extractive industries, gas, logging, oil, protected areas, rainforest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195125788
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195125789.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian A. Bowles, editor
Conservation International, Washington D.C.

Glenn T. Prickett, editor
Conservation International, Washington D.C.

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