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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Often, then, in managing for nature conservation – to sustain the integrity and value of habitats and landscapes, and ensure the survival of the plants and animals that live there and depend on them – we are faced with the challenge of ...
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.
(Brasnett 1953) All sites managed for nature conservation should have a management plan, the main purpose of which is to ensure that there is continuity and stability of management. Without an effective plan sites are vulnerable to ...
... develop objectives for all important cultural features ○ To identify the range of facilities or opportunities that the site will provide for visitors ○ To identify monitoring and surveillance programmes to ensure that managers are ...
Our commitment to maintaining biodiversity must include an obligation to ensure that local distinctiveness is maintained. Generic objectives that can be applied everywhere have very limited value anywhere, and this soon becomes apparent ...
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