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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254 16.2.3 Planning Individual Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 16.2.4 Work Programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 16.3 Operational Objectives .
The first is an almost complete management plan, but it omits all the detailed information on the individual projects since a few examples are sufficient. I suggest that you read this at quite an early stage (probably after Chapter 1), ...
... and to the organisations or individuals charged with their management – and without them, serious problems can ensue. (Thomas and Middleton 2003) A rather cynical response to these statements might be: If planning is so important, ...
Tolerance to others will vary enormously from individual to individual and will be influenced by a wide range of experiences and expectations. (b) The tolerance of the wilderness ecosystem to human activity. This could be the point at ...
The latter occurs most often when managers have no confidence in, or fundamentally disagree with, a plan that has been thrust upon them. Another reason for failure to comply may be that some individuals, when newly appointed ...
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