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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In the first place, for those inspired by the richness of wildlife and the diversity of their habitats, there can be a temptation to imagine that 'nature knows best' and can manage on its own. Yet, for most of us living and working in ...
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 ...
John Rodwell has been central in guiding my understanding of plant communities, and this has played an essential part in developing the planning process, particularly the habitat objectives. Working with John is always a pleasure as ...
The first demonstrates the relationship between objectives for habitat and species management. This can be a complicated issue. It arises in the majority of plans and is best explained by example. Case Study 4 is extremely important.
The definition is clearly set out in an official European Commission document, Managing Natura 2000 sites: The provisions of Article 6 of the 'Habitats' Directive 92/43/EEC (EC 2000). The article states: Member States shall take ...
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