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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Conservation Agriculture Implementation in Syrdarya Province of Uzbekistan

References AQUASTAT, 2015. Conservation agriculture area. FAO. http://www.fao.org/nr/water/aquastat/data/query/index.html Boardman , A.E. - Greenberg, D.H. - Vining, A.R. - Weimer, D.L. 2011. Cost-Benefit Analysis: Consepts and Practice. Boston : Pearson, 2011. Boboev , H. - Higano, Y. - Yabar, H. - Devkota , M. - Lamers , J.P.A. 2015. Conservation Agriculture Practices in Salt-Affected, Irrigated Areas of Central Asia: Crop Price and Input Cost Variability Effect on Revenue Risks Sustainable Agriculture

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The application of forest sustainable management framework and community participation adjacent to Doi Laung wildlife sanctuary, Thailand

References Agrawal, A. & Gibson, C.C. (1999). Enchantment and disenchantment: the role of community in natural resource conservation, World Development , 27, pp. 629–649. doi:10.1016/S0305-750X(98)00161-2 Daily, C.G., Polasky, S., Goldstein, J., Kareiva M.P., Mooney, A.H., Pejchar, L., Ricketts, H.T., Salzman, J. & Shallenberger, R. (2009). Ecosystem services in decision making: time to deliver, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment , 7, 21–28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/080025 . Agyemang, I., McDonald, A. & Carver, S. (2007). Application

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Optimisation of the conservation of rare and vulnerable plant species in the perspective of climate change in Lithuanian (nature) reserves

References Ackerly, D.D., Loarie S.R., Cornwell, W.K., Weiss, S.B., Hamilton, H., Branciforte, R. & Kraft, N.J.B. (2010). The geography of climate change: implications for conservation biogeography, Diversity and Distributions , 16, pp. 476–487. Araujo, M.B., Cabeza, M., Thuiller, W., Hannah, L. & Williams, P.H. (2004). Would climate change drive species out of reserves? An assessment of existing reserve selection methods, Global Change Biology , 10, pp. 1618–1626. Barber, Ch.V., Miller, K.R. & Boness, M. (2004). Securing protected areas in

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Transformation To Eco-Friendly Consumer Goods Production And Sustainable Growth: A Case Of Uzbekistan

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The goal of this paper is to analyse consumers’ behaviour, their attitudes towards eco-friendly products in conditions of Uzbekistan and identify any optimal solutions based on European experience. In definition of sustainable growth, along with other equally important aims of continuing development one may include the preservation of diverse eco-systems of a country. Giving up the nature for the sake of fast growth might lead to undesirable consequences, very much of it being experienced in wide range of emerging countries. One is government's efforts to encourage the standards with ecologically oriented quality control procedures by providing subsidies. There also might be protective measures limiting the waste produced by enterprises. This approach is called top-down approach. The other way is the bottom-up approach, where impact on consumers is created by state media or planned policy strategy promoting production of eco-friendly products. In my view, this is the long-term and most efficient approach where the desired result is achieved by the demand side.

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Sustainable Rural Development Policy in Poland – Environmental Aspects

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The author discusses issues of sustainable development in rural areas in Poland from the perspective of natural resources management. Sustainable development of rural areas is the way of managing which links economic, social and ethical principles with ecological safety. This may be reached by proper management, directed on cautious usage of ecosystems’ self-controlling mechanisms, with the progress of science and technology. Agriculture in Poland is one of the most important sectors from an economic perspective and its importance is greater in Poland than in other countries in the EU. It has an influence not only on the social and economic situation of the rural population, but also on the natural environment, structure of landscape and biodiversity. From ecological point of view, functions of rural areas are not only being a place for production of food, resources for industry and green energy, but also supplying environmental goods such as protection of biodiversity and influencing air and water quality as well as landscape. The author presents ways to reduce the pressure of agricultural activities on water resources in the region, catchment and farm scale

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Oriental Planes Platanus orientalis L. and Other Monumental Trees in Central Squares and Churchyards in NW Greece: Sacred, Emblematic and Threatened

Greeks). Athens : Grammata editions, 1994, 493 p. ISBN 9603291773 (in Greek). RACKHAM, O. 2006. Woodlands. London : Collins, 2006, 610 p. ISBN 978-00-720244. RIVAL, L. 2001. The Social Life of Trees. Anthropological Perspectives on Tree Symbolism. Oxford-New York : Berg, 2001, 314 p. ISBN 1-85973-928-8. STARA, K. – VOKOU, D. 2015 (eds). Τα αιωνόβια δέντρα, οι αξίες τους και η σημασία τους για τη διατήρηση της βιοποικιλότητας (Ancient trees, their values and importance for biodiversity conservation). Ioannina : University of Ioannina, environmental

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Curve Number Estimation for a Small Urban Catchment from Recorded Rainfall-Runoff Events

watersheds: seasonal variation and forest catting, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering , 17(11), 1199–1203. [35] Tedela, N.H., McCutcheon, S.C., Rasmussen, T.C., Hawkins, R.H., Swank, W.T., Campbell, J.L., Adams, M.B., Jackson, R. & Tollner, E.W (2012). Runoff Curve Numbers for 10 small forested watersheds in the mountains of the Eastern United States, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering , 17(11), 1188–1198. [36] USDA – Natural Resource Conservation Service (2003). National Engineering Handbook. Part 630, Hydrology. [37] USDA – Soil Conservation Service (1972

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VILLA GARDENS ARCHITECTURE BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA / ARCHITEKTÚRA VILOVÝCH ZÁHRAD V MEDZIVOJNOVOM OBDOBÍ V ČESKOSLOVENSKU

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The study focuses on appearance and development of villa gardens which were established in the interwar period in the territory of the Czechoslovak Republic. In the introduction I outlined the historical context, which - to a certain extent - contributed to the development of villa gardens. Furthermore, in the introduction you may find a basic range of the current research work in the field. A special focus is dedicated to archive material retrieval. The field research chapter provides basic information on historical gardens preservation. The facts retrieved from archives and the field research define function, composition and contents of villa gardens. Varied range of information serves as basic literature which will be further exploited while formulating methodology procedures which can be adopted in conservation and maintenance of villa gardens in the period of the First Republic.

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Potentials For Agro-Energy Crops Production: Example Of Miscanthus Cultivation In Serbia

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In accordance with priorities of sustainable development in Serbia, production and use of biomass is crucial for provision of annually renewable national sources of energy and for environmental quality conservation. Rural development has typically focused on improving agricultural production and promoting market orientation, however, as the examples of other countries in the EU accession process have shown (e.g. Slovakia), such an approach could threaten the survival of rural population. Biomass production is one of the key sectors with significant potential for diversification of rural economy. The results of multiannual research work supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia through national scientific projects and several international initiatives are summarized in this paper. The research activities focus on Miscanthus × giganteus Greef et Deu. The production potentials of miscanthus on fertile and degraded soils were investigated since 2009 in experimental plots established on moderate and extremely degraded lands in Serbia, applying various agrotechnical measures in different ecological conditions. The results show that fertile agricultural land as well as moderate degraded areas provide suitable conditions for miscanthus biomass and viable rhizomes production for energy and ecoremediation purposes.

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DETERMINING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF DIRECT RUNOFF FROM REAL RAIN USING GIS ENVIRONMENT / STANOVENIE CHARAKTERISTÍK PRIAMEHO ODTOKU Z REÁLNEHO DAŽĎA S VYUŽITÍM PROSTREDIA GIS

References ANTAL, J. 1985. Soil conservation and (forestry) meliorations. II. Manual. Nitra : SUA. 208 p. ANTAL, J. 1999. Agrohydrology. 2. supplemented edition. Nitra : SUA. 168 p. ISBN 80-7137-610-8. CRONSHEY, R. - MCCUEN, R. H. et al. 1986. Urban Hydrology for Small Watersheds. Technical Release 55 (TR-55). USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service. 160 p. HARSSEMA, S. 2005. A GIS based Surface Runoff Modelling and Analysis of Contributing Factors; A Cas Study of the Nam Chun

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