Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species: Biological, Social, and Economic Considerations / Edition 2

Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species: Biological, Social, and Economic Considerations / Edition 2

by Martin G. Raphael
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597261661

ISBN-13: 9781597261661

Pub. Date: 11/02/2007

Publisher: Island Press

Some ecosystem management plans established by state and federal agencies have begun to shift their focus away from single-species conservation to a broader goal of protecting a wide range of flora and fauna, including species whose numbers are scarce or about which there is little scientific understanding. To date, these efforts have proved extremely costly and

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Overview

Some ecosystem management plans established by state and federal agencies have begun to shift their focus away from single-species conservation to a broader goal of protecting a wide range of flora and fauna, including species whose numbers are scarce or about which there is little scientific understanding. To date, these efforts have proved extremely costly and complex to implement. Are there alternative approaches to protecting rare or little-known species that can be more effective and less burdensome than current efforts?

 

Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species represents the first comprehensive scientific evaluation of approaches and management options for protecting rare or little-known terrestrial species. The book brings together leading ecologists, biologists, botanists, economists, and sociologists to classify approaches, summarize their theoretical and conceptual foundations, evaluate their efficacy, and review how each has been used.

 

Contributors consider combinations of species and systems approaches for overall effectiveness in meeting conservation and ecosystem sustainability goals. They discuss the biological, legal, sociological, political, administrative, and economic dimensions by which conservation strategies can be gauged, in an effort to help managers determine which strategy or combination of strategies is most likely to meet their needs. Contributors also discuss practical considerations of implementing various strategies.

 

Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species gives land managers access to a diverse literature and provides them with the basic information they need to select approaches that best suit their conservation objectives and ecological context. It is an important new work for anyone involved with developing land management or conservation plans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597261661
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/02/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Conservation Goals and Objectives
Chapter 3. Species Rarity: Definition, Causes, and Classification
Chapter 4. Definitions and Attributes of Little-Known Species
Chapter 5. Special Considerations for the Science,Conservation, and Management of Rare or Little-Known Species
Chapter 6. Species-Level Strategies for Conserving Rare or Little-Known Species
Chapter 7. System-Level Strategies for Conserving Rare or Little-Known Species
Chapter 8. Effectiveness of Alternative Management Strategies in Meeting Conservation Objectives
Chapter 9. Social Considerations
Chapter 10. Economic Considerations
Chapter 11. Implementation Considerations
Chapter 12. A Process for Selection and Implementation of Conservation Approaches
 
Contributors
Index

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