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Getting Biodiversity Projects to Work: Towards More Effective Conservation and Development


Edited By: Thomas O McShane and Michael P Wells

496 pages, 26 illus

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Aug 2004 | #144950 | ISBN: 0231127650
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The Integrated Conservation Development Projects (ICDPs) represent the most popular approach to conserving the world's biodiversity. ICDPs include a variety of initiatives seeking to link the conservation of biodiversity in protected areas with the social and economic development of neighbouring communities. This book explores both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of integrated conservation and development.

People engaged in conservation and development projects will find this book important. -- Hans Hurni Basic and Applied Ecology 6 (2005) Anyone interested in the future of global biodiversity conservation should get a copy and make sure to pass it around. -- George Robinson Environmental Conservation 32 (3)


Section I.The challenge of linking conservation and development1. Trying to better understand integrated conservation and development, by Thomas O. McShane and Michael P. Wells2. Jack of all trades, by master of none: inherent contradictions among ICD approaches, John G. Robinson a3. The pathology of projects, by Jeffery Sayer and Michael P. Wells4. Expecting the unattainable: the assumptions behind ICDPs, by Thomas O. McShane and Suad A. NewbySection II.Application and Issues5. Fitting ICD into a project framework: the CARE experience, by Phil Franks and Thomas Blomley6. Making biodiversity conservation a land-use priority, by Agnes Kiss7. Yellowstone: a 130-year experiment in integrated conservation and development, by Dennis Glick and Curtis Freese8. Policies, by parks and projects: a review of three Costa Rican ICDPs, Katrina Brandon and Mic9. Indigenous peoples and protected areas: the case of the Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid, by Philippines, Edgardo Tongson and Marisel Dino10. Land tenure and state property: a comparison of the Korup and Kilum ICDPs in Cameroon, by Steve Gartlan11. Trade-off analysis for integrated conservation and development, by Katrina Brown12. Transforming approaches to CBNRM: learning from the Luangwa experience in Zambia, by Brian Child and Barry Dalal-Clayton13. Ecodevelopment in India, by Shekhar Singh and Arpan Sharma14. Conservation landscapes: whose landscapes, by whose trade-offs?, Stewart Maginnis, Bill Jackson and Nigel Dudley15. Poverty and forests: sustaining livelihoods in integrated conservation and development, by Gill ShepherdSection III. Conclusions16. Using adaptive management to improve ICDPs, by Nick Salafsky and Richard Margoluis17. The future of integrated conversation and development projects: building on what works, by Michael P. Wells, Thomas O. McShane, Holly T. Dublin, Sheila O'Connor and Kent

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Thomas O. McShane is senior conservation advisor to WWF International. He is coauthor of The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion. Michael P. Wells is an independent conservation consultant and has published more than thirty articles and books on the environment and sustainable development, including People and Parks: Linking Protected Areas and Local Communities.

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