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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... however much we think it has intrinsic value, was not the first concern of the generations who have bequeathed these landscapes to us is a crucial realisation in thinking what kind of management might be appropriate ...
Good planning will ensure continuity of management, which is essential, provided, of course, that it is appropriate management. Conservation management will always be influenced by people management and vice versa.
... whenever appropriate, and to communicate these decisions to all interested individuals and groups ○ To collate all the relevant information about a site and its features ○ To identify or confirm the most important wildlife and ...
... that management is appropriate, i.e., effective and efficient ○ Be used to bid for resources ○ Encourage and enable communication between managers and stakeholders, and within and between sites and organisations Very occasionally, ...
... for over 20 years, to determine empirically a concrete carrying capacity in terms of the appropriate number of visitors ○ Failure to articulate specific desired future conditions or long-term goals in any but the most general of ...
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