Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide


In an era of climate change, deforestation and massive habitat loss, we can no longer rely on parks and protected areas as isolated islands of wilderness to conserve and protect vital biodiversity. Increasing connections are being considered and made between protected areas, and connectivity thinking has started to expand to the regional and even the continental scale to match the challenges of conserving biodiversity in the face of global environmental change.

This groundbreaking book is the first guide to conservation management at regional and continental scales. Written by leading conservation and protected area management specialists under the auspices of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN, the World Conservation Union, this guide brings together a decade and a half of practice and covers all aspects of connectivity planning and management.

The book begins by addressing the need for connectivity conservation as a strategic imperative in the face of climate change, explains what connectivity conservation is and explores the key management challenges and issues including policy change and formation and capacity building. Successive chapters cover technical aspects including the natural setting, landscape, habitat, ecological and evolutionary process connectivity and human-oriented factors including values and aspirations, life support, livelihoods and sustainable resource use. The authors then cover the full swathe of the management context and dynamic including national reserve settings, connectivity management tools and stewardship needs. Further chapters look at practice and case studies from around the world including in-depth examination of the Yellowstoneto Yukon (Y2Y) project which spans much of the Continental Divide of North America and takes in dozens of protected areas and vast areas of private and public land across national, state and provincial boundaries. Further international examples are drawn form the Udvardy Biogeographical Realms of Africotropical, Australian, Indomalayan, Nearctic, Neotropical Oceanian and Palaearctic. Final chapters synthesize the lessons learned from the past decade and a half of theory and practice for management and the authors look at the key challenges of the future, particularly the threat of climate change and the variable capacity of countries and regions to respond.

This handbook is a must have for all professionals in protected area management, conservation, land management and resource management from the field through senior management and policy. It is also an ideal reference for students and academics in geography, protected area management and form across the environmental and natural sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136544057
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/27/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 33 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael Lockwood is Senior Lecturer, Environmental Planning, School of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Graeme L. Worboys is Vice-Chair, Mountains Biome, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and is a member of the WCPA steering committee.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes

Preface Nikita Lopoukhine Lopoukhine, Nikita

Foreword Gary Tabor Tabor, Gary

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations


Pt. I Setting the Context 1

Ch. 1 The Connectivity Conservation Imperative Graeme L. Worboys Worboys, Graeme L. 3

Ch. 2 Connectivity Science Charles C. Chester Chester, Charles C. Jodi A. Hilty Hilty, Jodi A. 22

Ch. 3 Scoping the Territory: Considerations for Connectivity Conservation Managers Michael Lockwood Lockwood, Michael 34

Pt. II Applied Connectivity Conservation Management: Case Material Wendy L. Francis Francis, Wendy L. 53

Ch. 4 Africotropical Connectivity Conservation Initiatives 55

Joining the dots: Stewardship for connectivity conservation in the Cederberg Mountains, Cape Floristic Region, South Africa Trevor Sandwith Sandwith, Trevor Sean Ranger Ranger, Sean Jaco Venter Venter, Jaco 55

Conserving connectivity in the Greater Virunga Landscape Andrew J. Plumptre Plumptre, Andrew J. Deo Kujirakwinja Kujirakwinja, Deo Isaiah Owiunji Owiunji, Isaiah Edgar Buhanga Buhanga, Edgar Deo Mbula Mbula, Deo Aggrey Rwetsiba Rwetsiba, Aggrey 69

Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation and Development Programme: A South African perspective Kevan Zunckel Zunckel, Kevan 77

Ch. 5 Australian Connectivity Initiatives 86

Australian Alps national parks: Enhancing connectivity through cooperation across borders Gill Anderson Anderson, Gill Rod Atkins Atkins, Rod 87

Australian Alps to Atherton connectivity conservation Ian Pulsford Pulsford, Ian Graeme L. Worboys Worboys, Graeme L. Gary Howling Howling, Gary 96

Ecological restoration in Gondwana link (south-western Australia): Aconvergence of thought and action James E. M. Watson Watson, James E. M. Simon Judd Judd, Simon Brendan G. Mackey Mackey, Brendan G. Keith Bradby Bradby, Keith 105

Ch. 6 Indomalayan Connectivity Initiatives 116

Creating biological corridors for conservation and development: A case study from Bhutan Mingma Norbu Sherpa Sherpa, Mingma Norbu Sangay Wangchuk Wangchuk, Sangay Eric Wikramanayake Wikramanayake, Eric 117

Developing conservation corridors and regional cooperation in the transboundary Sacred Himalayan Landscape Nakul Chettri Chettri, Nakul Eklabya Sharma Sharma, Eklabya Sabita Thapa Thapa, Sabita Yeshi Lama Lama, Yeshi Sangay Wangchuk Wangchuk, Sangay Brian Peniston Peniston, Brian 124

Establishing tropical rainforest connectivity in northern Sumatra: Challenges and opportunities Wiratno Inung Inung, Wiratno 133

Ch. 7 Nearctic Connectivity Initiatives 140

Conservation network in the southern Appalachian mountains Hugh Irwin Irwin, Hugh 140

Greater northern Appalachian bioregion Lawrence S. Hamilton Hamilton, Lawrence S. Stephen C. Trombulak Trombulak, Stephen C. 152

Yellowstone to Yukon connectivity conservation initiative Harvey Locke Locke, Harvey 161

Ch. 8 Neotropical Connectivity Initiatives 182

Mesoamerican biological corridor Eduard Muller Muller, Eduard Jim Barborak Barborak, Jim 183

Ecosystem approach applied to international connectivity: The Andean Paramo corridor Robert Hofstede Hofstede, Robert 191

Integrating protected areas and landscapes: Lessons from the Vilcabamba-Amboro conservation corridor (Bolivia-Peru) Jordi Surkin Surkin, Jordi Marlon Flores Flores, Marlon Juan Carlos Ledezma Ledezma, Juan Carlos M. R. Mariaca Mariaca, M. R. Erick Meneses Meneses, Erick N. Pardo Pardo, N. Candido Pastor Pastor, Candido Clea Paz Paz, Clea Grace Wong Wong, Grace 199

Serra do Espinhaco Biosphere Reserve Miguel Angelo Andrade Andrade, Miguel Angelo Sergio Augusto Domingues Domingues, Sergio Augusto Sonia Rigueira Rigueira, Sonia 211

Articulating local visions to build macro-corridors: The Munchique-Pinche example Luis Alfonso Ortega Fernandez Fernandez, Luis Alfonso Ortega Liliana Paz B. Paz B., Liliana Luis Augusto Mazariegos Mazariegos, Luis Augusto Alex Cortes Cortes, Alex Fernando Salazar Salazar, Fernando 221

Llanganates-Sangay ecological corridor, Ecuador: Good conservation practice at a local scale Xavier Viteri Viteri, Xavier 226

Implementation of an interconnected system of protected areas in the Venezuelan Andes Edgard Yerena Yerena, Edgard Shaenandhoa Garcia-Rangel Garcia-Rangel, Shaenandhoa 234

Ch. 9 Palaearctic Connectivity Initiatives 245

Altai Mountain Knot: Between conservation and development Yuri P. Badenkov Badenkov, Yuri P. 246

Overview of connectivity projects in the European Alps and adjacent mountains Barbara Ehringhaus Ehringhaus, Barbara 250

Tri-national Mont-Blanc Massif: A crucial link in European alpine connectivity Barbara Ehringhaus Ehringhaus, Barbara 258

Ecological network of protected areas in the European Alps Yann Kohler Kohler, Yann Guido Plassmann Plassmann, Guido 264

Cantabrian Mountains-Pyrenees-Massif Central-Western Alps Great Mountain corridor Josep M. Mallarach Mallarach, Josep M. Miquel Rafa Rafa, Miquel Jordi Sargatal Sargatal, Jordi 269

The Appenines (European Alps to the Mediterranean) Bernardino Romano Romano, Bernardino 279

Ch. 10 Themes and Lessons from Global Experience in Connectivity Conservation Graeme L. Worboys Worboys, Graeme L. Wendy L. Francis Francis, Wendy L. 283

Pt. III Synthesis 299

Ch. 11 Connectivity Conservation Management Framework and Key Tasks Graeme L. Worboys Worboys, Graeme L. Michael Lockwood Lockwood, Michael 301

Ch. 12 Challenges and Opportunities for Connectivity Conservation Graeme L. Worboys Worboys, Graeme L. Michael Lockwood Lockwood, Michael Wendy L. Francis Francis, Wendy L. 342

References 347

Index 373

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