Saving Nature's Legacy: Protecting And Restoring Biodiversity

April 1, 1994|
Saving Nature's Legacy: Protecting And Restoring Biodiversity by Reed F. Noss
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Written by two leading conservation biologists, Saving Nature''s Legacy is a thorough and readable introduction to issues of land management and conservation biology. It presents a broad, land-based approach to biodiversity conservation in the United States, with the authors succinctly translating principles, techniques, and findings of the ecological sciences into an accessible and practical plan for action.

After laying the groundwork for biodiversity conservation -- what biodiversity is, why it is important, its status in North America -- Noss and Cooperrider consider the strengths and limitations of past and current approaches to land management. They then present the framework for a bold new strategy, with explicit guidelines on:

  • inventorying biodiversity
  • selecting areas for protection
  • designing regional and continental reserve networks
  • establishing monitoring programs
  • setting priorities for getting the job done
Throughout the volume, the authors provide in-depth assessments of what must be done to protect and restore the full spectrum of native biodiversity to the North American continent.

Reed Noss is the Davis-Shine Endowed Professor at the University of Florida. Noss is focused on systematic conservation planning at regional to continental scales. He has designed and directed such studies in Florida, the Pacific Northwest, California, the Rocky Mountains, and several regions of Canada, and has been an advisor to simil...
Title:Saving Nature's Legacy: Protecting And Restoring Biodiversity
Product dimensions:443 pages, 9 X 6.2 X 1.14 in
Shipping dimensions:443 pages, 9 X 6.2 X 1.14 in
Published:April 1, 1994
Publisher:Island Press
ISBN - 13:9781559632485

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