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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... plain and uncomplicated language this book uses, its clear structure, its organisation as a planning guide as much as a textbook, are all meant to commend professionalism to amateurs as well as to those whose job it is to conserve.
Some organisations, erroneously in my opinion, use different teams and different planning approaches for wildlife and people planning. The consequences can be that plans for the same site are contradictory and incompatible, ...
The plan takes account of organisational policy which places an emphasis on encouraging the sustainable public use and enjoyment of the site. The case study is mainly relevant to Chapter 17, but it also contains an excellent example of ...
... 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, ...
... i.e., effective and efficient ○ Be used to bid for resources ○ Encourage and enable communication between managers and stakeholders, and within and between sites and organisations Very occasionally, the preparation of a management ...
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