Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide

Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844076048
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/2010
Edition description: 1
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr Graeme L. Worboys is Vice Chair of Mountains Biome and Connectivity Conservation, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

Wendy L. Francis is director, conservation science and action, Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative, Banff, Canada

Michael Lockwood is Senior Lecturer in Environment and Planning at the University of Tasmania.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes xii

Acknowledgements xvii

Preface Nikita Lopoukhine xxiii

Foreword Gary Tabor xxv

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xxvii

Glossary xxix

Part I Setting the Context 1

Chapter 1 The Connectivity Conservation Imperative Graeme L. Worboys 3

About connectivity conservation 3

Planning context 8

A global initiative 8

Potential connectivity conservation areas 10

Forecast futures 11

Four scenarios 12

An imperative for connectivity conservation 17

Origins, purpose and structure of this book 18

Chapter 2 Connectivity Science Charles C. Chester Jodi A. Hilty 22

Island biogeography, metapopulation theory and landscape ecology 26

Scientific debate over the value of corridors 28

Connectivity conservation and climate change 31

Conclusion 33

Chapter 3 Scoping the Territory: Considerations for Connectivity Conservation Managers Michael Lockwood 34

Natural considerations 34

Institutional considerations 37

Financial considerations 43

Social and individual considerations 45

Conclusion 51

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

Chapter 4 Africotropical Connectivity Conservation Initiatives 55

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

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

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

Chapter 5 Australian Connectivity Initiatives 86

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

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

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

Chapter 6 Indomalayan Connectivity Initiatives 116

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

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

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

Chapter 7 Nearctic Connectivity Initiatives 140

Conservation network in the southern Appalachian mountains Hugh Irwin 140

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

Yellowstone to Yukon connectivity conservation initiative Harvey Locke 161

Chapter 8 Neotropical Connectivity Initiatives 182

Mesoamerican biological corridor Eduard Muller Jim Barborak 183

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

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

Serra do Espinhaço Biosphere Reserve Miguel Angelo Andrade, Sérgio Augusto Domingues Sônia Rigueira 211

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

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

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

Chapter 9 Palaearctic Connectivity Initiatives 245

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lessons from the Papallacta workshop 283

From practice to conceptual framework 292

Conclusion 298

Part III Synthesis 299

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

Components of a management framework 301

The management framework 307

Connectivity conservation management tasks 309

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

References 347

Index 373

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