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  • People Plants and Protected Areasby John Tuxill; Gary Paul Nabhan; with Elizabeth Drexler; Michael Hathaway

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Conservation of plant resources is often focused on seed banks and botanical gardens. However, the two authors of this volume present a comprehensive conservation strategy that complements this ex-situ approach with practical guidance on in-situ management and conservation of plant resources. The book aims to facilitate better management of protected... more...

  • Partnerships for Protectionby Sue Stolton; Nigel Dudley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Taking into consideration the fact that many ecosystems are under-represented in protected areas of land and water and traditional management methods have often been ineffective, this volume describes how improvements can be made. Specifically, it explores ways of ensuring that all major ecosystems are safeguarded, and innovative approaches to conservation... more...

  • Biological Diversityby Louise E. Buck; Charles C. Geisler; John Schelhas; Eva Wollenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 129.95

    We live in a world of wide pendulum swings regarding management policies for protected areas, particularly as they affect the involvement of local people in management. Such swings can be polarizing and halt on-the-ground progress. There is a need to find ways to protect biodiversity while creating common ground and building management capacity through... more...

  • Transforming Parks and Protected Areasby Kevin S. Hanna; Douglas A. Clark; D. Scott Slocombe

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95

    ** This title was originally published in 2007. The version published in 2012 is a PB reprint of the original HB** The protection of natural resources and biodiversity through protected areas is increasingly based on ecological principles. Simultaneously the concept of ecosystem-based management has become broadly accepted and implemented over... more...

  • Arguments for Protected Areasby Nigel Dudley; Sue Stolton

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    Most protected areas (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) have been created to protect wildlife and land- and seascape values. They currently cover over 13% of the world's land surface, around 12% of marine coastal areas and 4% of the marine shelf. Retaining and expanding these areas in the future will depend on showing their wider benefits for... more...

  • The Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areasby Marianne Kettunen; Patrick ten Brink

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Protected areas (PAs) contain biodiversity and ecosystems of high conservation value. In addition, these areas provide a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, to our societies and economies, i.e. so called ecosystem services. These services include, for example, an ecosystem's ability to regulate floods and climate, purify water, secure the... more...

  • Managing Protected Areasby Michael Lockwood; Graeme Worboys; Ashish Kothari

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 100.00

    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,... more...

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