Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity

Posted: 14 October 2005

Author: Michael J.Gunter Jr.,Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England,$26.00 Cloth.

Faced with the possibility of losing forever hundreds of thousands of our fellow species, Gunter argues that non-government organisations (NGOs) are uniquely positioned to limit their loss and work towards their preservation.

He believes that NGOs have a unique role in building links between domestic and international, ecological and economic, and short- and long-term considerations.

Gunter focuses on the work of a diverse group of well-known environmental NGOs (Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund and others)and explains how their day-to-day operations can translate into effective biodiversity protection.