Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques by E.J. Milner-Gulland

Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of Techniques

byE.J. Milner-Gulland, J. Marcus Rowcliffe

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The relentless exploitation and unsustainable use of wildlife, whether for food, medicine or other uses, is a key concern for conservationists worldwide. Indeed, wildlife conservation and sustainable use have recently become centrepieces in conservation and development research. Assessment,interpretation and ultimate action in a scientific study of exploited species must consider numerous factors: from the biology, habitat requirements and population dynamics of the species in question to the relationships that people have with their environment and the species within it. Anylong-term management plan must ensure that people and wildlife can coexist - otherwise it is doomed to failure.iConservation and Sustainable Use/i provides a practical and integrated approach to carrying out research on the conservation of exploited species. It is relevant to both tropical and temperate biomes and is applicable to all exploited species, including mammals, fish and plants. It describes boththe practical (field) and theoretical (modelling) techniques for obtaining and interpreting information, integrating biological, social, economic and institutional analyses. It also demonstrates how to translate information into effective action through appropriate interventions, from legislation tochanging people's attitudes. This is the first time that all these issues have been covered together in a single, practically-orientated volume.This book will be essential reading for graduate level students and researchers in conservation biology, human ecology, sociology and resource economics. It will also provide an important reference for anyone who is interested in carrying out a scientifically-based conservation programme for anexploited species, including field biologists, wildlife managers and practitioners in the fields of conservation and international development.

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iE.J. Milner-Gulland/i is a Reader in Conservation Science in the Division of Biology, Silwood Park, Imperial College London. Her first degree was in Pure and Applied Biology at Oxford University, and she did her PhD in bioeconomics and conservation at Imperial College. She held a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford, and...
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Title:Conservation and Sustainable Use: A Handbook of TechniquesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.64 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198530358

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Techniques for surveying exploited species3. Understanding natural resource users' incentives4. Assessing current sustainability of use5. Developing Predictive Models6. Choosing management approaches7. Implementing management for long-term sustainability