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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Yet, for most of us living and working in Western Europe, and in many other parts of the world, the landscapes that we cherish are the product of long and complex cohabitation between humankind, other animals and plants, and the fabric ...
of landscape design, or are the by-product of development or the almost incidental results of long occupancy in which ... Often, then, in managing for nature conservation – to sustain the integrity and value of habitats and landscapes, ...
Over the last 20 years or so, I have had the privilege of seeing that process at work as Mike Alexander and his colleagues have continued to learn how to manage the species, habitats and landscapes that are in their care.
95 8.1 Biodiversity: The Rio Convention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 8.2 Do Cultural Landscapes and Their Semi-Natural Habitats Contribute to Global Biodiversity?
It is as relevant at a landscape scale as it is on a small agri-environment scheme. I have quite deliberately used plain and uncomplicated language. This is because I believe that one of the most important functions of management ...
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