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 is about recognising the things that are important and making decisions about what we want to achieve and what we must do. Planning is about sharing this process with others so that we can reach agreement; it is about communication; ...
An objective is, or should be, the description of something that we want to achieve. Action plan What must we do? The action plan is derived directly from the objectives. When we are clear about what we want to achieve we can decide ...
The vision provides a portrait in words, pictures or maps of the site when all the objectives have been achieved. This is an assemblage of all the individual visions prepared for each objective. For obvious reasons, it should be one of ...
FCS is an uncomplicated and common sense expression of what we should attempt to achieve for all important features. An objective can be built around the FCS definition by dealing with each section of the definition in turn.
Managers will sometimes claim that they have successfully managed their sites because they have achieved a number of outputs. This can be very misleading since it is possible to carry out a wide range of management activities and still ...
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