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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152 12.2.2 The Selection of Features Based on Previously Recognised Assessments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 12.2.3 Resolving Conflicts Between Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 12.2.4 Combining Features ...
For most sites, the presence of conservation features will have been the basis of site acquisition, selection or designation. This means that at some time in the past the site will have been evaluated and the most important features ...
Factors are considered at several key stages in the planning process for each feature: the selection of attributes for features, the selection of performance indicators for features and the management rationale.
For example, when managing statutory sites, such as Natura 2000 sites, the management plan must take account of the minimum requirement to ensure that the features which were the basis of site selection are maintained at Favourable ...
A small number of local groups were established across the country, and the members of each group were carefully selected in order to ensure a representative cross section of the local population. The groups discussed a range of terms, ...
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