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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Without an effective plan sites are vulnerable to inconsistent management which can result in a waste of resources and, worse, in the loss of the special interest of the site. (NCC 1991) Frequently much time and effort is put into ...
... external conflicts ○ Ensure continuity of effective management ○ Be used to demonstrate that management is appropriate, i.e., effective and efficient ○ Be used to bid for resources ○ Encourage and enable communication between ...
The next step is to identify the most cost-effective way of producing plans, and this is often leads to the employment of external contractors who have no experience or interest in the site. A document is produced, the money has been ...
Their employment can be very cost-effective. Most site managers will write only a few plans in their entire career, and they may not have the opportunity to develop planning skills. Experienced consultants will have a thorough ...
One of the best and most effective approaches to preparing a plan is to place raw information into each section of the plan. Often, this will mean pasting in unedited information or preparing rough notes on what information is available ...
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