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Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

Series: Conservation Science and Practice Volume: 8

Edited By: Nigel Leader-Williams, William M Adams and Robert J Smith

398 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Sep 2010 | #187551 | ISBN-13: 9781405193832
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This book demonstrates that trade-offs can be very important for conservationists. Its various chapters show how and why trade-offs are made, and why conservationists need to think very hard about what, if anything, to do about them. The book argues that conservationists must carefully weigh up, and be explicit about, the trade-offs that they make every day in deciding what to save.


Preface and Acknowledgments

1. Deciding What to Save: Trade-offs in Conservation (Nigel Leader-Williams, William M. Adams and Robert J. Smith)

Current Approaches and Toolkits
2. Prioritizing Trade-offs in Conservation (Kerrie A. Wilson, Michael Bode, Hedley Grantham and Hugh P. Possingham)
3. Trade-offs in Identifying Global Conservation Priority Areas (William Murdoch, Michael Bode, Jon Hoekstra, Peter Kareiva, Steve Polasky, Hugh P. Possingham and Kerrie A. Wilson)
4. Trade-offs in Making Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being Conservation Priorities (Rebecca L. Goldman, Gretchen C. Daily and Peter Kareiva)
5. Defining and Measuring Success in Conservation (Valerie Kapos, Andrea Manica, Rosalind Aveling, Philip Bubb, Peter Carey, Abigail Entwistle, John Hopkins, Teresa Mulliken, Roger Safford, Alison Stattersfield, Matthew J. Walpole and Andrew Balmford)

Influence of Value Systems
6. Conserving Invertebrates: How Many can be Saved, and How? (Michael J. Samways)
7. Trade-offs between Animal Welfare and Conservation in Law and Policy (Stuart R. Harrop)
8. Protection or Use: a Case of Nuanced Trade-offs? (Alison M. Rosser and Nigel Leader-Williams)
9. Whose Value Counts? Trade-offs between Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction (Dilys Roe and Matthew J. Walpole)
10. The Power of Traditions in Conservation (Katherine M. Homewood)

Economics and Governance
11. Misaligned Incentives and Trade-offs in Allocating Conservation Funding (Aaron Bruner, Eduard T. Niesten and Richard E. Rice)
12. Marketing and Conservation: How to Lose Friends and Influence People (Robert J. Smith, Diogo Ver#ssimo and Douglas C. MacMillan)
13. Trade-offs between Conservation and Extractive Industries (Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Bruno Monteferri and Juan Luis Dammert)
14. A Fighting Chance: can Conservation Create a Platform for Peace within Cycles of Human Conflict? (Rosalind Aveling, Helen Anthem and Annette Lanjouw)

Social and Institutional Constraints
15. Trading-off 'Knowing' Versus 'Doing' for Effective Conservation Planning (Andrew T. Knight and Richard M. Cowling)
16. Path Dependence in Conservation (William M. Adams)
17. Conservation Trade-offs and the Politics of Knowledge (J. Peter Brosius)

Future Challenges
18. Climatic Change and Conservation (Stephen G. Willis, David G. Hole and Brain Huntley)
19. Drivers of Biodiversity Change (Georgina M. Mace)
20. Another Entangled Bank: Making Conservation Trade-offs More Explicit (Robert J. Smith, William M. Adams and Nigel Leader-Williams)


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Nigel Leader-Williams became Director of Conservation Leadership, based in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, in 2009. Previously he was Director of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. His research focuses on sustainable resource use and human-wildlife conflict.

William M. Adams is Moran Professor of Conservation and Development. He is based in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, where he has taught since 1984. His research focuses on the social dimensions of conservation in Africa and the UK. He is a Trustee of Fauna and Flora International.

Robert J. Smith is a Research Fellow at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. His research interests include protected area network design, conservation and corruption, and the influence of marketing in conservation.

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