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Managing Protected Areas - a global guide

Edited by Michael Lockwood, Graeme Worboys and Ashish Kothari 
Earthscan  November 2006  



Paperback  800 pp  ISBN 9781844073030      £55.00


Hardback  800 pp  ISBN 9781844073023      £125.00
  • The most authoritative guide ever compiled to the principles and practice of park (or 'protected area') management - essential for all professionals and students in all countries and contexts
  • There are over 108,000 parks/protected areas on Earth, covering 13.5 million square kilometres - an area the size of China and India combined
  • Produced by renowned experts from IUCN, the world's largest and most important conservation network, whose membership includes 82 States, 111 government agencies, 800 NGOs, and 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries
  • This authoritative handbook, produced by IUCN, spans the full terrain of protected area management and is the international benchmark for all professionals, students and academics worldwide. 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. The publication is relevant to the full range of management systems worldwide, balancing more traditional, developed country approaches with developing country systems including participatory, integrated, multi-sectoral and value-driven approaches.

    Contents

    Introduction

    Part I: Setting the Context

    • Natural Heritage
    • Social Context
    • Global Protected Area Framework
    • Values and Benefits
    • Threats to Protected Areas
    • Governance
    • Process of Management
    • Building Capacity

    Part II: Principles and Practice

    • Establishing Protected Areas
    • Obtaining, Managing and Communicating Information
    • Management Planning
    • Finance and Economics
    • Administration
    • Sustainability Practice and Sustainable Use
    • Operations Management
    • Natural Heritage Management
    • Cultural Heritage Management
    • Managing Threats
    • Incident Management
    • Tourism and Recreation
    • Collaborative Management
    • Community Conserved Protected Areas
    • Linking the Landscape
    • Marine Protected Areas
    • Evaluating Management Effectiveness
    • Building Support
    • Futures and Visions
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Index

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