Drafting A Conservation Blueprint

Drafting A Conservation Blueprint

A Practitioner's Guide to Planning for Biodiversity

Unknown - 2003
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Publisher's description: Drafting a Conservation Blueprint lays out for the first time in book form a step-by-step planning process for conserving the biological diversity of entire regions. In an engaging and accessible style, the author explains how to develop a regional conservation plan and offers experience-based guidance that brings together relevant information from the fields of ecology, conservation biology, planning, and policy. Individual chapters outline and discuss the main steps of the planning process, including: an overview of the planning framework, selecting conservation targets and setting goals, assessing existing conservation areas and filling information gaps, assessing population viability and ecological integrity, selecting and designing a portfolio of conservation areas, assessing threats and setting priorities. A concluding section offers advice on turning conservation plans into action, along with specific examples from around the world. The book brings together a wide range of information about conservation planning that is grounded in both a strong scientific foundation and in the realities of implementation.
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2003.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 457 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)


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