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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Of course, the amateur (a word which means 'enthusiast' or 'devotee' in its origins) has been enormously important in the appreciation of wildlife, habitats and landscapes and in the drive to value and sustain them; ...
78 7.2 What Does Nature Conservation Mean? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 7.3 Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 7.4 Science .
An 'instant' because, although we may have some understanding, albeit imperfect, of how far we have travelled, we have no means of judging how far we have to go. It is a journey that began with the earliest pioneers who took those first ...
'Control' does not necessarily mean doing something: it could mean choosing to do nothing. Taking control can have implications for the actions and freedoms of others. All this could be summarised in three simple words: thought before ...
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