Conservation Catalysts: The Academy as Nature’s Agent (Paperback)

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Conservation Catalysts: The Academy as Nature’s Agent (Paperback)

By James N. Levitt (Editor), Stephen Woodley (Foreword by)

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This volume collects more than a dozen firsthand accounts of how conservationists at academic institutions are contending with biodiversity loss and climate change. Readers will learn how to protect wildlife habitats, improve water quality, build sustainable economies, and upgrade public amenities around the world.
James N. Levitt is the associate director of  Land Conservation Programs at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and director of the program on conservation innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, in Petersham, Massachusetts.
Product Details ISBN: 9781558443013
ISBN-10: 1558443010
Publisher: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Publication Date: November 14th, 2014
Pages: 368
Language: English
"Jim Levitt and his colleagues show how universities and research stations are sparking critical innovations in the field of land conservation. These institutions are creating the tools to accelerate the pace of land protection across large and complex landscapes."

— Rand Wentworth, President, Land Trust Alliance

 

"Land conservation requires continual infusions of new resources and young talent. Conservation Catalysts describes the exciting efforts to link research, teaching, convening, and the work of university students with on-the-ground conservation efforts. Such initiatives offer a promising path forward for enhancing society's capacity to manage lands sustainably, at scale, and across generations."

— Bradford Gentry, Professor in Practice, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Co-Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment
 

“We can gain encouragement from the coalition of groups that have rallied together to promote conservation and embrace connectivity: universities, environmental groups, land trusts, churches, and private corporations are leading the way. To succeed in conserving our natural heritage for many generations to come, we need them all. This book is about the need for new solutions and the groups that are making solutions happen. It is a message of hope.”

— Stephen Woodley, Co-Chair, International Union for Conservation of Nature's WCPA-SSC Task Force on Biodiversity and Protected Areas