Managing Protected Areas

Managing Protected Areas

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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.The facilitator was viewed as a a#39;neutral partya#39; by all stakeholders, particularly those on the working group. ... with any agency history or position, he was able to provide the kind of neutrality (in terms of both process and outcome) that government representatives typically cannot. ... Geographic information systems ( GIS) as a tool is valuable; but manual map-making is more appropriate in some cases.

Title:Managing Protected Areas
Author:Michael Lockwood, Graeme Worboys, Ashish Kothari
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-05-04


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