Management Planning for Nature Conservation: A Theoretical Basis & Practical Guide
Springer Science & Business Media, 2007 M12 4 - 426 pages
Mike Alexander’s Management Planning for Nature Conservation brings a new dimension to the modern literature on conservation management. Combining key theories with real practice it fills a critical gap which has often hindered in-depth understanding of the planning process. The book provides historical and rational background which helps to explain what makes a really effective management plan, and it presents a detailed practical guide to developing such a plan. It concludes with a series of case studies which clearly illustrate the underlying principles drawn out in the text, while highlighting the different approaches demanded by very different sites.
Drawing on the expertise of leaders in both conservation research and wildlife management, and with a combined experience from around the world, this book is essential reading for professional conservation managers and any student studying management planning for conservation within a range of degree and postgraduate courses. The book will be equally important for those attending professional training programmes and courses for practitioners in the statutory and voluntary environment and wildlife conservation sector.
Mike Alexander has been at the forefront of developing systems and methods in the field of management planning for conservation, with experience ranging from Uganda to Estonia, and from Costa Rica to Wales. He was a member of the team responsible for developing the current management planning guidelines for the international Ramsar (Convention on Wetlands) sites located around the world.
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As a 13-year-old schoolboy I was so inspired and motivated by a visit to a nature reserve that, from that time on, I wanted nothing more than to become a reserve manager. Later in that same year I read Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
To develop objectives for all the important wildlife features ○ To develop objectives for all important cultural ... In the 1990s there was a vogue for management plans; every nature reserve in the Kingdom was supposed to have one.
For example, the Dyfi Estuary National Nature Reserve has 28 special and legally protected nature conservation features. ○ A rationale is applied to each objective. This is the process used to identify, in outline, the management ...
It represents the information that every reserve manager would like to see (but probably do not need) in their site management plan. The description is fundamentally a collation exercise. All relevant data 2.1 A Recommended Structure ...
stage, the plan can be regarded as a detailed recommendation, with costs, put forward by the reserve manager to the organisation responsible for managing the site. The plan should then be approved, with or without amendments, ...
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