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Bringing conservation to cities : lessons from building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge / by John H. Hartig.

Author/Creator:
Hartig, John H., author.
Publication:
Burlington, Ontario : Aquatic Ecosystem Health, & Management Society, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (283 pages).
Series:
Ecovision world monograph series.
Ecovision World Monograph Series
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Subjects:
Conservation projects (Natural resources).
Wildlife refuges.
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (Mich.).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
There is growing interest in re-connecting urban residents with nature, but most conservationists want to work in pristine areas, and most urban areas are considered too degraded to rank high on conservation priority lists. Bringing Conservation to Cities is a timely and informative expose of what it takes to foster a conservation ethic in a major urban area--complete with critical lessons learned--and to simultaneously inspire and develop the next generation of urban conservationists. The book explores the new urban conservation frontier, with its numerous challenges and opportunities, and fosters more urban conservation initiatives throughout the world.
Contents:
From resource abuse to recovery of Detroit River's charismatic megafauna
From conservation vision to establishment of an international wildlife refuge
Roots of the refuge : standing on the shoulders of Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Pointe Mouillee Waterfowl Festival, and the United Auto Workers
Public-private partnerships for conservation
Creating a new waterfront porch for people and wildlife
Transformation of an industrial brownfield into a gateway to the International Wildlife Refuge
If you build it they will come
Citizen science and stewardship
Reconnecting people back to the land and water through outdoor recreation
Lessons learned.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed September 25, 2017).
ISBN:
0-9939184-0-9
OCLC:
1019666999