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Managing Protected Areas: A Global Guide / Edition 1

Managing Protected Areas: A Global Guide / Edition 1

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This handbook, produced by world renowned experts from the World Conservation Union (IUCN), spans the full terrain of protected area management and is the international benchmark for the field. The book employs dozens of detailed international cases studies, hundreds of concise topical snapshots, maps, tables, illustrations and a colour plate section, as well as evaluation tools, checklists and numerous appendices to cover all aspects of park management from biodiversity to natural heritage to financial management.

The book establishes a conceptual underpinning for protected area management, presents guiding principles for the 21st century, reflects recent work on international best practice and provides an assessment of skills required by professionals. As the most authoritative guide ever compiled to the principles and practice of protected area management, this volume is essential for all professionals and students in all countries and contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844073023
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Edition description: 1
Pages: 832
Product dimensions: 7.64(w) x 9.93(h) x 2.11(d)

About the Author

Michael Lockwood has over 25 years' experience as an environmental practitioner and academic. He teaches and researches protected area management at the University of Tasmania, Australia.
Graeme L. Worboys has over 33 years' protected area management experience and is Vice-Chair (Mountains Biome) for the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and a member of the WCPA steering committee
Ashish Kothari has worked and published on conservation issues for 27 years, with emphasis on the relations between communities and biodiversity, and he is co-chair of ICUN's intercommission Theme of Indigenous and Local Communities, Equity, and Protected Areas.

Table of Contents

Part I - Setting the Context * Natural Heritage * Social Context * Global Protected Area Framework * Values and Benefits * Governance of Protected Areas * Process of Management * Developing Capacity * Part II - Principles and Practice * Establishing Protected Areas * Threats to Protected Areas * Obtaining, Managing and Communicating Information * Management Planning * Finance and Economics * Managing Staff, Finances and Assets * Sustainability Practice and Sustainable Use * Operations Management * Natural Heritage Management * Cultural Heritage Management * Incident Management * Tourism and Recreation * Collaboratively Managed Protected Areas * Community Conserved Areas * Linking the Landscape * Marine Protected Areas * Evaluating Management Effectiveness * Building Support for Protected Areas * Challenges and Opportunities Part III - Appendices

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