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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Several things conspire against the serious manager in the world of nature conservation. 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 ...
75 Ethics and Conservation Management or Why Conserve Wildlife? ... 78 7.2 What Does Nature Conservation Mean? ... 96 8.2 Do Cultural Landscapes and Their Semi-Natural Habitats Contribute to Global Biodiversity?
It deals with the development both of the conceptual and the practical aspects of management planning for nature conservation. It is about preparing plans, and it will guide you step by step through the initial stages, the description, ...
Nature conservation should not be regarded as a stand-alone activity, something that has no relevance to other people. It is most successful when stakeholders, and particularly local communities, are consulted, involved and gain a sense ...
(Brasnett 1953) All sites managed for nature conservation should have a management plan, the main purpose of which is to ensure that there is continuity and stability of management. Without an effective plan sites are vulnerable to ...
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