Introduction : The challenge of adaptive collaborative management / John Schelhas, Louise E. Buck, and Charles C. Geisler -- Appraising adaptive management / Kai N. Lee -- Roles for civil society in protected area management : a global perspective on current trends in collaborative management / Jeffrey A. McNeely -- Ecoregional perspectives in conservation : recent lessons and future directions / Sarah Christiansen and Eric Dinerstein -- Learning and adaptation for forest conservation / Jeffrey A. Sayer -- Experiences, challenges, and prospects for collaborative management of protected areas : an international perspective / Robert J. Fisher -- Adapting land reform to protected area management in the Dominican Republic / Charles C. Geisler -- Property in wild biota and adaptive collaborative management / Richard S. Cahoon -- Agents in adaptive collaborative management : the logic of collective cognition / Niels G. Rèoling and Janice Jiggins -- On the edge of chaos--crafting adaptive collaborative management for biological diversity conservation in a pluralistic world / Jon Anderson -- Authority and scale in political ecology : some cautions on localism / Ronald J. Herring -- Tenure and community management of protected areas in the Philippines : policy change and implementation challenges / Maria Paz (Ipat) G. Luna -- Making public protected areas systems effective : an operational framework / Andy White [and others] -- Ecoregional management in Southern Costa Rica : finding a role for adaptive collaborative management / John Schelhas -- Population dynamics, migration, and the future of the Calakmul biosphere reserve / Jenny A. Ericson, Mark S. Freudenberger, and Eckart Boege -- Toward social criteria and indicators for protected areas : one cut on adaptive comanagement / Carol J. Pierce Colfer [and others] -- Overview of a systematic approach to designing, managing, and monitoring conservation and development projects / Nick Salafsky and Richard Margoluis -- Anticipating change : scenarios as a tool for increasing adaptivity in multistakeholder settings / Eva (Lini) Wollenberg, David Edmunds, and Louise E. Buck -- Community-based conservation area management in Papua New Guinea : adapting to changing policy and practice / Arlyne Johnson [and others] -- Integrating biological research and land use practices in Monteverde, Costa Rica / Carlos F. Guindon, Celia A. Harvey, and Guillermo Vargas -- Linking geomatics and participation to manage natural resources in Madagascar / Richard Ford and William J. McConnell -- Facilitation, participation, and learning in an ecoregion-based planning process : the case of AGERAS in Toliara, Madagascar / Paul D. Cowles [and others] -- Reclaiming ancestral domains in Pala'wan, Philippines : community-based strategies and perspectives on adaptive collaborative management / Maria Cristina S. Guerrero and Eufemia Felisa Pinto. "Biological Diversity: Balancing Interests Through Adaptive Collaborative Management addresses the problem of how to balance local, national, and global interests in preserving the earth's biological diversity with competing interests in the use and exploitation of these natural resources. This book explores the management of conservation as an on-going experiment with ample opportunity for institutional learning. It examines the potential of adaptive collaborative management (ACM) in reconciling a protected area's competing demands for biodiversity conservation, local livelihood support, and broader-based regional development. It clarifies ACM's emerging characteristics and assesses its suitability for a variety of protected area situations."--Jacket.