In an era of market triumphalism, this book probes the social and environmental consequences of market-linked nature conservation schemes. Rather than supporting a new anti-market orthodoxy, Charles Zerner and colleagues assert that there is universal entity, the market. Analysis and remedies must be based on broader considerations of history, culture, and geography in order to establish meaningful and lasting changes in policy and practice. Original case studies from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the South Pacific focus on topics as diverse as ecotourism, bioprospecting, oil extraction, cyanide fishing, timber extraction, and property rights. The cases position concerns about biodiversity conservation and resource management within social justice and legal perspectives, providing new insights for students, scholars, policy professionals and dor/foundations engaged in international conservation and social justice.
Charles Zerner is a visiting scholar at New York University's Institute for Law and Society and adjunct professor at the Draper Program in Humanities and Social thought at NYU and adjunct professor at the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University.