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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It poses some key questions, develops some central concepts and principles and provides a simple structure for management plans, with an instructive range of case studies. It contextualises the planning process within the legislative ...
To develop objectives for all the important wildlife features ○ To develop objectives for all important cultural features ○ To identify the range of facilities or opportunities that the site will provide for visitors ○ To identify ...
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 ...
Even non-statutory sites do not escape the implications of legislation: there will be Health and Safety legislation, access legislation and a sometimes bewildering range of other national and local laws, all requiring compliance.
Selection based on the use of the previously recognised status (local, national and international) of a feature. In some ways, this may be regarded as a consensus approach because it takes account of as wide a range of opinion as ...
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