Drafting a Conservation Blueprint
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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:
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.
"Practical books are often unreadable and theoretical tomes are often impractical. This is that rare book that combines the virtues of both. No planner who deals with nature can afford to be without it."
"Drafting a Conservation Blueprint is highly recommended for any conservation practitioner involved in landscape-scale or regional conservation planning, as well as agency staff, students, and those looking for efficient ways to focus scant conservation dollars in a region."
"Drafting a Conservation Blueprint is practical enough to be called a handbook, scholarly enough to be called a textbook, and thorough enough to be called a treatise."
PART I. Groundwork
Chapter 1. The Challenge of Conserving Biological Diversity
Chapter 2. Foundations: Ecoregions, Guiding Principles, and a Planning Process
Chapter 3. Building Blocks for Regional Conservation Planning
PART II. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Planning
Chapter 4. What to Conserve? Selecting Conservation Targets
Chapter 5. Evaluating Existing Conservation Areas and Filling Information Gaps
Chapter 6. How Much Is Enough? Setting Goals for Conservation Targets
Chapter 7. Will Conservation Targets Persist? Assessing Population Viability and Ecological Integrity
Chapter 8. Drafting Nature's Blueprint: Selecting and Designing a Network of Conservation Areas
Chapter 9. Safeguarding Nature's Investments: Setting Priorities for Action Among Conservation Areas
PART III. Conservation Planning for the Biosphere
Chapter 10. Maintaining the Ebbs and Flows of the Landscape: Conservation Planning for Freshwater Ecosystems
Chapter 11. The Sea Around: Conservation Planning in Marine Regions
Chapter 12. Adapting Ecoregional Plans to Anticipate the Impact of Climate Change
PART IV. From Planning to Practice
Chapter 13. Putting the Pieces Together: Implementing Conservation Plans for Biodiversity at Multiple Scales
Chapter 14. Conservation Planning at the Crossroads