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Conservation Biology in Asia

Conservation Biology in Asia is a compiliation of 28 papers from the Asia Section meeting "Biodiversity Conservation in Asia: Current Status and Future Perspectives" held in Kathmandu in 2005.

The book is divided into three sections:

  • Conserving Asian Landscapes
  • Conservation Biology of Species 
  • New Techniques & Technologies to Conservation Biology in Asia

The table of contents and chapters 1-9 and 13-28 are available to download below. 

Conservation Biology in Asia is a product of the Asia Section of SCB and the Resources Himalaya Foundation.


Conservation Biology in Asia
Edited by J.A. McNeely, T.M. McCarthy, A. Smith, L. Olsvig-Whittaker, and E.D. Wikramanayake

455 pages
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Sacred Himalayan Landscape
C. Gurung, T. Maskey, N. Poudel, Y. Lama, M. Wagley, A. Manandhar, S. Khaling, G. Thapa, S. Thapa, E. Wikramanayake

Chapter 2: Developing a Transboundary Conservation Landscape in the Eastern Himalyas
Integrated Natural Resource Management Programme, Int'l Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Chapter 3: Reconciling Conservation and Livelihood Needs in Protected Areas of Nepal
Department of Geography, Development Study Group, University of Zurich

Chapter 5: Biodiversity Resources Governance in Times of Armed Conflict
K. Oli

Chapter 7: Managing Indian Forests for Biological Diversity and Productivity
J. Lehmkuhl, P. Mathur, V. Sawarkar, R. Holthausen, B. Marcot, M. Raphael

Chapter 8: Community Participation in Planning and Action for Conservation on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
S. Yang, W. Bleisch, D. Mallon

Chapter 9: The Effective Management of Reserves for the Conservation of the Giant Panda
C. Yu

Chapter 13: Marking Site Selection by Free Ranging Snow Leopard
S. Sharma, T. Dutta, Y. Bhatnagar

Chapter 14: Using "Bagh Heralu" Network to Map the Metapopulation Structure of Tigers in Nepal
University of Minnesota, Dept. Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Chapter 15: Status of Tiger, Prey and Human-Tiger Conflict in the Nam Et-Phou Louey Protected Area
A. Johnson, C. Vongkhamheng, T. Saithongdam, M. Hedemark

Chapter 16 Red Panda in Eastern Nepal
B. Williams

Chapter 17: The Future of Asian Elephant Conservation
P. Fernando, E. Wikramanayake, D. Weerakoon, H.K. Janaka, M. Gunawardena, L.K.A. Jayasinghe, H.G. Nishantha, J. Pastorini

Chapter 18: Ecological Impact of Conservation Measures on Swamp Deer and its Habitat in Kanha National Park
R. Kanoje

Chapter 19: Prey Analysis of Short-Eared Owl with Molecular Genetic Technique
S. Lee, M. Kim, B. Kim, Y. Won, H. Lee

Chapter 20: Ineffective and Unsustainable Poisoning of Native Small Mammals in Temperate Asia
A. Smith, P. Zahler, L. Hinds

Chapter 21: Relationships Between Bird Distribution and Land Use in an Agricultural Landscape in Bali
T. Ichinose, A. Yokokawa, I. Asmiwyati, N. Arifin, M. Kataoka

Chapter 22: Biodiversity Conservation in an Urban Landscape
A.. J. Urfi

Chapter 23: Monitoring the Long-Distance Movement of Wildlife in Asia Using Satellite Telemetry
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

Chapter 24: Infectious Disease in Spatially Expanding Populations: A Model for Reintroduced Species
S. Bar-David, J. Lloyd-Smith, W. Getz

Chapter 25: Marine Microbial Biodiversity: Present Status and Advance Statistical Paradigms
S. Das, P.S. Lyla, S. Khan

Chapter 26: Data Networking for Conservation Biology in Asia
L. Olsvig-Whittaker, M. Lane, C. Macalister, Y. Xie, A. Smith

Chapter 27: Constraints Faced by Community Managed Forests in Qualifying Under the Kyoto Protocol
B.S. Karky, K. Banskota

Chapter 28: Thinking Creatively About Conservation Biology in Asia
J. McNeely