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.
Even on very small, uncomplicated sites, data management can, over time, become a very significant issue. All our decisions should be based on the best available data, and the data collected or generated as part of site management are ...
Generic objectives that can be applied everywhere have very limited value anywhere, and this soon becomes apparent to managers. ... Recording can become a very expensive activity, and recognising the difference between significant and ...
Nature. Conservation. Features. (Chapter. 12). 4.1. Evaluation. (Chapter. 12). Feature assessment or evaluation is simply the means of identifying, or confirming, which of the features on a site should become the focus ...
As further information or resources become available the plan may grow. Plans should, whenever possible, be prepared for an entire site. However, for very large and complicated sites it may be necessary to divide the site into ...
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