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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The book is meant to stimulate and challenge us to a clear understanding of what we are about in nature conservation. It poses some key questions, develops some central concepts and principles and provides a simple structure for ...
John Rodwell has been central in guiding my understanding of plant communities, and this has played an essential part in developing the planning process, particularly the habitat objectives. Working with John is always a pleasure as ...
This interaction with people from so many backgrounds has helped enormously in developing my ideas and understanding how to convey them. I would like to thank all the students who have participated in my courses, as well as the staff at ...
This book represents a single instant on a journey towards understanding the science and art of conservation management and planning. An 'instant' because, although we may have some understanding, albeit imperfect, of how far we have ...
Chapter 2 is the key to understanding this book. It begins with an outline of the structure of a management plan, the equivalent of a 'route map' to the planning process. It provides an essential overview for all readers and is ...
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