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xxxiv, 382 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • Preface by Nik Lopoukhine Foreword by Gary Tabor Setting the Context 1. The connectivity conservation imperative 2. Connectivity science 3. Scoping the territory: considerations for connectivity conservation managers Connectivity Conservation Management Case Material 4. Africotropical connectivity conservation initiatives Joining the dots: stewardship for connectivity conservation in the Cederberg Mountains, Cape Floristic Region, South Africa Conserving connectivity in the Greater Virunga Landscape Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation and Development Programme: A South African perspective 5. Australasian connectivity initiatives Australian Alps Australian Alps to Atherton connectivity conservation Gondwana Link 6. Indomalayan connectivity initiatives Creating biological corridors for conservation and development: a case study from Bhutan Developing conservation corridors and regional cooperation in the transboundary Sacred Himalayan Landscape Establishing tropical rainforest connectivity in northern Sumatra: Challenges and opportunities 7. Nearctic connectivity initiatives Conservation network in the southern Appalachian mountains Greater northern Appalachian bioregion Yellowstone to Yukon connectivity conservation 8. Neotropic connectivity initiatives Mesoamerican biological corridor The ecosystem approach applied to international connectivity: the Andean Paramo Corridor Integrating protected areas and landscapes: lessons from the Vilcabamba Amboro conservation corridor (Bolivia-Peru) Serra Do Espinhaco Biosphere Reserve Articulating local visions to build macrocorridors: the Munchique-Pinche example Llanganates Sangay ecological corridor in central eastern Ecuador: Good conservation practice at a local scale Implementation of an interconnected system of protected areas in the Venezuelan Andes 9. Palaearctic connectivity initiatives Altai Mountain Knot: Between conservation and development Overview of connectivity projects in the European Alps and adjacent mountains Tri-national Mont-Blanc Massif: A crucial link in European alpine connectivity Ecological network of protected areas in the European Alps Cantabrian Mountains-Pyrenees-Massif Central-Western Alps Great Mountain Corridor The Appenines (European Alps to the Mediterranean) 10. Themes and lessons from global experience in connectivity conservation Synthesis 11. Connectivity management framework and key tasks 12. Challenges and opportunities for connectivity conservation References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844076031 20160528
In an era of climate change, deforestation and massive habitat loss, we can no longer rely on parks and protected areas as isolated 'islands of wilderness' to conserve and protect vital biodiversity. Increasing connections are being considered and made between protected areas and 'connectivity' thinking has started to expand to the regional and even the continental scale to match the challenges of conserving biodiversity in the face of global environmental change. This groundbreaking book is the first guide to connectivity conservation management at local, regional and continental scales. Written by leading conservation and protected area management specialists under the auspices of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, this guide brings together a decade and a half of practice and covers all aspects of connectivity planning and management. The book establishes a context for managing connectivity conservation and identifies large scale naturally interconnected areas as critical strategic and adaptive responses to climate change. The second section presents 25 rich and varied case studies from six of the eight biogeographic realms of Earth, including the Cape Floristic Region of Africa, the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains, the Australian Alps to Atherton Corridor, and the Sacred Himalayan Landscape connectivity area (featuring Mount Everest). The remarkable 3200 kilometre long Yellowstone to Yukon corridor of Canada and the United States of America is described in detail. The third section introduces a model for managing connectivity areas, shaped by input from IUCN workshops held in 2006 and 2008 and additional research. The final chapter identifies broad guidelines that need to be considered in undertaking connectivity conservation management prior to reinforcing the importance and urgency of this work. This handbook is a must have for all professionals in protected area management, conservation, land management and resource management from the field through senior management and policy. It is also an ideal reference for students and academics in geography, protected area management and from across the environmental and natural sciences, social sciences and land use planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844076031 20160528
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