Getting Biodiversity Projects to Work: Towards More Effective Conservation and Development

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New York 2004 Hard cover Very Good. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 464 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Biology and Resource Management.

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This book explores both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of integrated conservation and development. It synthesizes existing experience to better inform conservationists and decision makers of the role ICDPs play in conservation and management and analyzes their successes and shortcomings.

Columbia University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Basic and Applied Ecology
People engaged in conservation and development projects will find this book important.

— Hans Hurni

Environmental Conservation
Anyone interested in the future of global biodiversity conservation should get a copy and make sure to pass it around.

— George Robinson

Basic and Applied Ecology - Hans Hurni

People engaged in conservation and development projects will find this book important.

Environmental Conservation - George Robinson

Anyone interested in the future of global biodiversity conservation should get a copy and make sure to pass it around.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231127646
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 7/21/2004
  • Series: Biology and Resource Management Series
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas O. McShane is senior conservation advisor to WWF International. He is coauthor of The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion. Michael P. Wells is an independent conservation consultant and has published more than thirty articles and books on the environment and sustainable development, including People and Parks: Linking Protected Areas and Local Communities.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The challenge of linking conservation and development
1 Integrated conservation and development? 3
2 Jack of all trades, master of none : inherent contradictions among ICD approaches 10
3 The pathology of projects 35
4 Expecting the unattainable : the assumptions behind ICDPs 69
Pt. 2 Applications and issues
5 Fitting ICD into a project framework : a CARE perspective 77
6 Making biodiversity conservation a land-use priority 98
7 Yellowstone : a 130-year experiment in integrated conservation and development 124
8 Parks, projects, and policies : a review of three Costa Rican ICDPs 154
9 Indigenous peoples and protected areas : the case of the Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid, Philippines 181
10 Land tenure and state property : a comparison of the Korup and Kilum ICDPs in Cameroon 208
11 Trade-off analysis for integrated conservation and development 232
12 Transforming approaches to CBNRM : learning from the Luangwa experience in Zambia 256
13 Ecodevelopment in India 290
14 Conservation landscapes : whose landscapes? Whose trade-offs? 321
15 Poverty and forests : sustaining livelihoods in integrated conservation and development 340
16 Using adaptive management to improve ICDPs 372
Pt. 3 Conclusion
17 The future of integrated conservation and development projects : building on what works 397
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