Books  Conservation & Biodiversity  Conservation & Biodiversity: General 

Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques

Handbook / Manual
The first practical guide to sustainable use, concentrating largely on methods
Authoritative, concise and affordable
Applicable to all exploited species (including mammals, fish and plants)
Integrates social and biological aspects with field and modelling techniques

Series: Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series

By: EJ Milner-Gulland (Author), J Marcus Rowcliffe (Author)

320 pages, 29 b/w photos, 37 b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Nov 2007 | #165713 | ISBN-13: 9780198530350
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £41.99 $53/€49 approx
Hardback | Nov 2007 | #165712 | ISBN-13: 9780198530367
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £89.99 $114/€106 approx

About this book

The relentless exploitation and unsustainable use of wildlife, whether for food, medicine or other uses, is a key concern for conservationists worldwide. Indeed, wildlife conservation and sustainable use have recently become centrepieces in conservation and development research. Assessment, interpretation and ultimate action in a scientific study of exploited species must consider numerous factors: from the biology, habitat requirements and population dynamics of the species in question to the relationships that people have with their environment and the species within it. Any long-term management plan must ensure that people and wildlife can coexist - otherwise it is doomed to failure.

Conservation and Sustainable Use provides a practical and integrated approach to carrying out research on the conservation of exploited species. It is relevant to both tropical and temperate biomes and is applicable to all exploited species, including mammals, fish and plants. It describes both the practical (field) and theoretical (modelling) techniques for obtaining and interpreting information, integrating biological, social, economic and institutional analyses. It also demonstrates how to translate information into effective action through appropriate interventions, from legislation to changing people's attitudes. This is the first time that all these issues have been covered together in a single, practically-orientated volume.

"[...] provides a practical and integrated approach to carrying out research on the conservation of exploited species of any kind."
– Institute of Zoology

"' [...] fills an important gap and assembles a great deal of valuable information of interest to readers of Sustainable. One of the merits of the book is its clarity."
- Sustainable, December 2007."


Contents

1. Introduction
2. Techniques for surveying exploited species
3. Understanding natural resource users' incentives
4. Assessing current sustainability of use
5. Developing Predictive Models
6. Choosing management approaches
7. Implementing management for long-term sustainability


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Twitching Through the Swamp

NHBS Price: £4.99 £12.99 (Save £8.00) $6/€6 approx

Udzungwa: Tales of Discovery in an East African Rainforest

NHBS Price: £27.99 $36/€33 approx

Zooming in on Europe's Zoos

NHBS Price: £29.80 $38/€35 approx

Fencing: A Practical Handbook

NHBS Price: £17.99 $23/€21 approx

UK BAP Mammals

NHBS Price: £11.99 $15/€14 approx