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Main Title Management Planning for Nature Conservation A Theoretical Basis & Practical Guide / [electronic resource] :
Author Alexander, Mike.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
Call Number GE300-350
ISBN 9781402065811
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Applied Ecology ; Environmental management ; Nature Conservation
Internet Access
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Collation online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Why Plan? -- Structure, Preparation and Precautionary Principle -- Language and Audience -- Local Communities and Stakeholders -- Survey, Surveillance, Monitoring and Recording -- Adaptable Management, Review and Audit -- Ethics and Conservation Management or Why Conserve Wildlife? -- What Do We Value? -- Approaches to Conservation Management -- Legislation and Policy -- Description -- Features and Evaluation -- Factors -- Objectives for Biological Features -- Rationale for Biological and Other Features -- Action Plan -- Access, Tourism and Recreation. 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.