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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This has been included because it is an exceptionally good example of a site where access provisions prior to preparing the plan were at a relatively low level. The plan takes account of organisational policy which places an emphasis on ...
Sometimes legislation can be deliberately ambiguous or open to interpretation, for example, the provisions of Article 6 of the European Habitats Directive state that the necessary conservation measures can involve, 'if need be, ...
Also, changes should only be considered when we have better information or when the factors that influence the features change (for example, an alien invasive species may appear on a site).
Planners should understand the difference between outputs, i.e. the incidental by-products of conservation management (for example, a management plan), and outcomes, i.e. the purpose of conservation ...
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 ...
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