The green tiger : the costs of ecological decline in the Philippines / Barbara Goldoftas.
- New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
1 online resource (265 p.)
- Natural resources -- Philippines.
Sustainable development -- Philippines.
Environmental policy -- Philippines.
- Electronic books.
- The Philippines was once famous for the beauty of its reef-ringed islands, white beaches, and lush forests. In less than a half-century, its forests were felled, its oceans over-fished, and its coral reefs destroyed. The rapid harvest of once-abundant resources has brought droughts, deadly flash floods, and the collapse of vital fisheries. As the rural economy weakened and millions migrated to cities, they overwhelmed the urban infrastructure. Today, the Philippines stands as an example of the profound and sweeping consequences of ecological decline. In The Green Tiger, Barbara Goldoftas docum
- Contents; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; S; T; U; W; 1 The Pearl of the Orient Seas; PART I. THE FORESTS; 2 The Lost Eden: Noli me Tangere; 3 To Get a Feeling for a Place: Naninibago; 4 Conservation with a Heart; PART II. THE COASTS; 5 Watchdogs of the Sea: Bantay Dagat; 6 "No Need Cement"; 7 Why Do You Want to Know: Bakit?; PART III. FINITE LAND AND THE URBAN FRONTIER; 8 Nameless Solidarity: Quedan Kaisahan; 9 Come What May: Bahala Na; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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