Management Planning for Nature Conservation: A Theoretical Basis & Practical Guide
Springer Science & Business Media, 2012 M12 5 - 508 pages
The first edition of Mike Alexander’s Management Planning for Nature Conservation, brought a new dimension to the modern literature on conservation management. This second edition, a significant enhancement of the original, deals with the development both, conceptual and practical, of adaptive management planning for nature conservation. It is about preparing management plans, and guides the reader through the entire process. Case-studies, including a conservation and access plan, demonstrate the planning process in action. This approach to planning can be applied to any place which is managed entirely, or in part, for wildlife. It can be applied to the management of species or habitats in any circumstance, regardless of site designation. The process is fully compatible with the Convention on Biological Diversity’s ‘ecosystem approach’ to conservation management.
Mike Alexander has long been at the forefront of developing management planning for conservation, with experience ranging from Uganda to Estonia, and from Costa Rica to Wales. He is the General Secretary of the Conservation Management System Consortium, a group of organisations with a common aim of raising standards and developing best practice in conservation management and planning. In 2012 Mike Alexander was elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology in recognition of his contribution to nature conservation and in particular management planning.
This book has drawn on the experiences and expertise of the CMS consortium and other leaders in both conservation research and wildlife management from around the world. It is essential reading for professional conservation managers and any student studying management planning for conservation within a range of degree and postgraduate courses.
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While on Skomer I spent a long time struggling with the idea that it should somehow be possible to understand and describe what it was that we were trying to achieve. Looking back, I realise that I did gain some understanding which, ...
Then I returned to the questions: why are we here; why are we doing these things; what are we trying to achieve; how will we know when, or if, we achieve our objectives? I then revisited and reorganised the activities.
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Adaptive Management Adaptive Planning Review and Audit
The Ecosystem Approach
Ethics and Conservation Management Why Conserve Wildlife?
Objectives and Performance Indicators for Biological Features
Rationale for Biological and Other Features
Access Tourism and Recreation Definition and Background
Preparing an Integrated Plan for Access and Recreation
Case Study 1 Extracts from a Conservation Management Plan
Case Study 2 Access Recreation Sectionof the Management Plan for CorsCaron National Nature Reserve
Case Study 3 The Relationship Between Species and Habitat Features
What Do We Value?
Approaches to Conservation Management
Legislation and Policy
Features and Evaluation
Case Study 4 Marsh Fritillaries at Rhos Llawrcwrt National Nature Reserve An Example of Adaptable Planning
Case Study 5 Computers and Management Planning