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Drafting a Conservation Blueprint: A Practitioner's Guide To Planning For Biodiversity
by Craig The Nature Conservancy and Craig Groves
foreword by Malcolm Hunter
Island Press, 2003
Cloth: 978-1-55963-938-5 | Paper: 978-1-55963-939-2 | eISBN: 978-1-59726-942-1
Library of Congress Classification QH75.G73 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.9516

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Drafting a Conservation Blueprint lays out for the first time in book form a step-by-step planning process for conserving the biological diversity of entire regions. In an engaging and accessible style, the author explains how to develop a regional conservation plan and offers experience-based guidance that brings together relevant information from the fields of ecology, conservation biology, planning, and policy. Individual chapters outline and discuss the main steps of the planning process, including: • an overview of the planning framework
• selecting conservation targets and setting goals
• assessing existing conservation areas and filling information gaps
• assessing population viability and ecological integrity
• selecting and designing a portfolio of conservation areas
• assessing threats and setting priorities A concluding section offers advice on turning conservation plans into action, along with specific examples from around the world.The book brings together a wide range of information about conservation planning that is grounded in both a strong scientific foundation and in the realities of implementation.
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