Transboundary Conservation

A New Vision for Protected Areas

Russell A. Mittermeier, Cyril F. Kormos, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, and Patricio Robles Gil

Transboundary Conservation
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Russell A. Mittermeier, Cyril F. Kormos, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, and Patricio Robles Gil

Distributed for Conservation International

With a Preface by Vally Moosa
With a Foreword by Peter E. Seligmann
372 pages | 264 color plates | 12 x 11-1/4 | © 2005
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9789686397833 Published November 2005
Conservation International has been instrumental in raising awareness and concern about the most environmentally endangered regions and animals throughout the world with its publication of high-quality volumes that combine breathtaking photography with expert scientific analysis. Continuing in this distinguished tradition, Conservation International offers here a new, lushly illustrated volume that examines transboundary conservation areas—environmentally endangered regions that sprawl across international borders and contain multiple protected areas. 

Recent studies estimate that there are now 188 transboundary conservation areas in 112 countries, making up about 17 percent of the designated protected areas around the world. This book specifically examines 28 of these areas, found across all continents, from Asia to Antarctica, and in several oceans. Eminent scientists and conservationists contribute detailed histories of the areas, from the birth of the initial conservation efforts to the latest research that reveals new regions and assesses the success of the programs to protect existing ones. Accompanying the analyses are Conservation International’s trademark vibrant full-color photographs that powerfully document these rapidly disappearing treasures. 

Following in the footsteps of Hotspots, Wilderness, Wildlife Spectacles, and Hotspots Revisited, Transboundary Conservation is an essential resource for all those concerned about the future of our environment.
J. E. Grinnell | Choice
"Lavishly illustrated. . . . The heart of the book, and its chief value, lies in the 28 case studies described. . . . They are good introductions to the specific challenges faced by each area. With its beautiful photographs and lush descriptions, this book is valuable as a source of inspiration for those interested in learning more."
Contents
Introduction
 
Three Exemplary Case Studies
1. The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park: The First of Its Kind
2.  The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park: A Benchmark for International Conservation
3.  El Carmen-Big Bend: An Emerging Model for Private Public Partnership in Transboundary Conservation
 
America
4.  The Alaska-Yukon-British Columbia Borderlands:  The World's Larges Contiguous Protected Area Complex
5.  Dry Borders:  Linking Nature Reserves across the Sonora-Arizona Border
6.  Laguna Madre:  A Major Transboundary Wetland on the Texas-Tamaulipas Border
7.  The Maya Tropical Forst:  Saving a Threatened Tri-National Biological and Cultural Heritage
8.  La Amistad: A Long History of Transboundary Friendship in Central America
9.  Vilcabamba-Amboro:  Transboundary Collaboration from Andean Peaks to the Amazon Basin
10.  Pantepui:  The Roraima and Neblina Regions of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana
11.  The Borderlands of Brazil and the Guianas:  The World's Most Intact Tropical Rainforest
12.  Iguacu-Iguazu:  One of the World's Greatest Natural Wonders
 
Europe
13.  The Pyrenees-Mount Perdu:  A Shared Gem on the French-Spanish Border
14.  The European Greenbelt:  From Vision to Reality
 
Africa
15.  West Africa's Upper Guinea Forest Region:  Transboundary Conservation in a Conflict Zone
16.  The Tri-National de la Sangha:  Transboundary Conservation in the Western Congo Forest
17.  The Virunga Volcanoes Transboundary Conservation Area: Home of the Mountain Gorilla
18.  Serngeti-Masai:  Land of the Great Migration
19.  |Ai-|Ais-Richtersveld-Sperrgebiet:  Transboundary Conservation in an Arid Hotspot
20.  Kavango-Zambezi:  The Four-Corners Transfrontier Conservation Area
21.  The Roof of Africa:  Transboundary Conservation in the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains
 
Asia/Pacific
22.  West Tien Shan:  At the Crossroads of Central Asia
23.  Manas:  Transboundary Conservation on the Assam-Bhutan Border
24.  The Lanjak Entimau/Batang Ai/Betung Kerihun Complex:  A Heritage Area in the Heart of Borneo
25.  Wasur-Tonda; Transboundary Conservation in the New Guinea Wilderness
 
Marine
26.  The Mesoamerican Reef:  A Shared Commitment for the Caribbean Jewel
27.  The Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape:  An Innovative Model for Transboundary Marine Conservation
28.  Antarctica:  The Last Global Commons
 
Appendix
Bibliography
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