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Trade-offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save
     

Trade-offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

by Nigel Leader-Williams, William M. Adams, Robert J. Smith
 

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This book demonstrates that trade-offs can be very important for conservationists. Its various chapters show how and why trade-offs are made, and why conservationists need to think very hard about what, if anything, to do about them. The book argues that conservationists must carefully weigh up, and be explicit about, the trade-offs that they make every day in

Overview

This book demonstrates that trade-offs can be very important for conservationists. Its various chapters show how and why trade-offs are made, and why conservationists need to think very hard about what, if anything, to do about them. The book argues that conservationists must carefully weigh up, and be explicit about, the trade-offs that they make every day in deciding what to save.

Key Features:

  • Discusses the wider non-biological issues that surround making decisions about which species and biogeographic areas to prioritise for conservation
  • Focuses on questions such as: What are these wider issues that are influencing the decisions we make? What factors need to be included in our assessment of trade-offs? What package of information and issues do managers need to consider in making a rational decision? Who should make such decisions?
  • Part of the Conservation Science and Practice book series

This volume is of interest to policy-makers, researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students who are concerned about making decisions that include recognition of trade-offs in conservation planning.

Editorial Reviews

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"It will, however, find a ready market amongst top undergraduate and postgraduate students as it is a compendium of good summary facts, definitions and diagrams with some superlative introductory expositions. For the same reasons I suspect most lecturers in conservation biology will want a book on their shelves." (Biological Conservation Reviewers, 2011)

"The final chapter in this section on defining and measuring success in conservation is amust read wherever you are on the conservation spectrum . . . As a distillation of the complexities and dilemmas associated with conservation in practice it is enlightening and reassuring but, much more useful than this, its contributors bring a wealth of experience and thought to actually dealing with the problems. I suggest you buy it." (Cambridge Journals, 3 August 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444348101
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/13/2011
Series:
Conservation Science and Practice , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
7 MB

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"It will, however, find a ready market amongst top undergraduate and postgraduate students as it is a compendium of good summary facts, definitions and diagrams with some superlative introductory expositions. For the same reasons I suspect most lecturers in conservation biology will want a book on their shelves." (Biological Conservation Reviewers, 2011)

"The final chapter in this section on defining and measuring success in conservation is amust read wherever you are on the conservation spectrum . . . As a distillation of the complexities and dilemmas associated with conservation in practice it is enlightening and reassuring but, much more useful than this, its contributors bring a wealth of experience and thought to actually dealing with the problems. I suggest you buy it." (Cambridge Journals, 3 August 2011)

Meet the Author

Nigel Leader-Williams became Director of Conservation Leadership, based in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, in 2009. Previously he was Director of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. His research focuses on sustainable resource use and human-wildlife conflict.

William M. Adams is Moran Professor of Conservation and Development. He is based in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 1984. His research focuses on the social dimensions of conservation in Africa and the UK. He is a Trustee of Fauna and Flora International.

Robert J. Smith is a Research Fellow at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. His research interests include protected area network design, conservation and corruption, and the influence of marketing in conservation.

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