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Countryside Conservation: Landscape Ecology, Planning and Management

By: Bryn Green

359 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Paperback | Dec 1996 | Edition: 3 | #65927 | ISBN: 0419218807
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Charts and evaluates those changes which represent a fundamental revolution of the ways in which the countryside is planned and managed. It sets out the principles, policies and practices which underlie the ecology, planning and management of the new countryside, discussing ways in which countryside conservation objectives are evolving and how they can best be achieved.


Introduction: Protecting and exploiting the environment. Part One: Principles: ecological, historical and cultural. Landscapes as natural and cultural units. Landscape ecology. Prehistoric impacts on wildlife and the countryside. Conservation concepts: why should the countryside be conserved. Part Two: Policies: conservation strategies and structures. The development and organisation of conservation. Planning for rural sustainability. The selection and defence of protected areas. Managing for production and protection. Involving the community in environmental care. Part Three: Practice: landscape restoration and management. Croplands. Grasslands and other rangelands. Woodlands. Wetlands. Coastlands. Conclusions Bibliography.Index.

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