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

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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.

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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: 9780231127653
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 7/21/2004
  • Series: Biology and Resource Management Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (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

Section I.The challenge of linking conservation and development1. Trying to better understand integrated conservation and development, by Thomas O. McShane and Michael P. Wells2. Jack of all trades, by master of none: inherent contradictions among ICD approaches, John G. Robinson a3. The pathology of projects, by Jeffery Sayer and Michael P. Wells4. Expecting the unattainable: the assumptions behind ICDPs, by Thomas O. McShane and Suad A. NewbySection II.Application and Issues5. Fitting ICD into a project framework: the CARE experience, by Phil Franks and Thomas Blomley6. Making biodiversity conservation a land-use priority, by Agnes Kiss7. Yellowstone: a 130-year experiment in integrated conservation and development, by Dennis Glick and Curtis Freese8. Policies, by parks and projects: a review of three Costa Rican ICDPs, Katrina Brandon and Mic9. Indigenous peoples and protected areas: the case of the Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid, by Philippines, Edgardo Tongson and Marisel Dino10. Land tenure and state property: a comparison of the Korup and Kilum ICDPs in Cameroon, by Steve Gartlan11. Trade-off analysis for integrated conservation and development, by Katrina Brown12. Transforming approaches to CBNRM: learning from the Luangwa experience in Zambia, by Brian Child and Barry Dalal-Clayton13. Ecodevelopment in India, by Shekhar Singh and Arpan Sharma14. Conservation landscapes: whose landscapes, by whose trade-offs?, Stewart Maginnis, Bill Jackson and Nigel Dudley15. Poverty and forests: sustaining livelihoods in integrated conservation and development, by Gill ShepherdSection III. Conclusions16. Using adaptive management to improve ICDPs, by Nick Salafsky and Richard Margoluis17. The future of integrated conversation and development projects: building on what works, by Michael P. Wells, Thomas O. McShane, Holly T. Dublin, Sheila O'Connor and Kent

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