The Conservation Handbook: Research, Management and Policy

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - 296 páginas
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Textbooks on the principles of conservation biology abound. Yet,how does one put this theoretical knowledge into practice? The aimof The Conservation Handbook is to provide clear guidance onthe implementation of conservation techniques. The wide range ofmethods described include those for ecological research,monitoring, planning, education, habitat management and combiningconservation with development. Nineteen case studies illustrate howthe methods have been applied. The book will be of interest toconservation biology students and practicing conservationistsworldwide.

For each copy of the book sold, another copy will be sent freeto a practicing conservationist outside Western Europe, NorthAmerica, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.


  • Foreword by E. O. Wilson.
  • Concise, practical guide packed full of ideas, methods andadvice.
  • Provides solutions for the main conservation problems mostcommonly encountered.
  • 18 global case studies illustrate the application oftechniques.
  • The Conservation Handbook Donations Project
    this book is being sent free to those practising conservationistsoutside Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand andJapan who are otherwise unlikely to obtain a copy. These copies areprovided at cost price by Blackwell Science, the publisher, andpaid for with the author''s royalties. Each book sold means anotherone will be donated.
 

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1 Introduction
1
2 Assessing biodiversity
3
CASE STUDY Southern African frog atlas project
16
3 Setting conservation priorities
21
4 Monitoring
36
BOX 41 Estimating populations from point counts and line transects
45
BOX 42 Population estimates from markreleaserecapture
48
BOX 43 Population estimates from capture frequency
49
CASE STUDY Managing tourism in the Antarctic
151
10 Bringing about political and policy changes
154
CASE STUDY Water extraction in Mono Lake
155
CASE STUDY International collaboration to reduce pesticide poisoning
157
CASE STUDY Reducing traffic damage to a roadside reserve
160
11 Species management
164
learning from experiments
176
12 Habitat management
177

5 Ecological research techniques
65
CASE STUDY Estimating the population viability a reestablished Whitetailed Eagle population
101
6 Diagnosis and prediction
111
diagnosis and recovery
114
7 Conservation planning
123
CASE STUDY The UK Corncrake species action plan
126
BOX 71 Writing a species action plan
128
BOX 72 Writing a management plan
129
8 Organisational management and fund raising
131
9 Education and ecotourism
142
CASE STUDY Conservation stickers on Sumba
144
CASE STUDY Public involvement in the conservation of Tiritiri Matangi Island New Zealand
145
CASE STUDY Global Rivers Environmental Education Network GREEN
146
CASE STUDY Wild nature in the Dutch Oostvaardersplassen
179
13 Exploitation
203
CASE STUDY Methods of Moose management in Finland
215
CASE STUDY Goose management in North America
216
CASE STUDY Antipoaching strategy to protect the Amur Tiger
220
14 Integrating development and conservation
225
CASE STUDY Combining development and conservation in KilumIjim Forest Cameroon
231
144 The project cycle
233
CASE STUDY Coral reef and fisheries management in the Philippines
234
BOX 141 The conceptual model approach to planning projects
237
References
252
Index
273
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