Managing protected areas: a global guide.

Managing protected areas: a global guide. Michael Lockwood.

London: Earthscan Publications, 2006. Quarto, paperback, colour photographs and black and white illustrations.

This authoritative handbook, produced by IUCN, spans the full terrain of protected area management, and is the international benchmark for all professionals, students and academics worldwide. The book employs dozens of detailed international cases studies, hundreds of concise topical snapshots, maps, tables, illustrations and a colour plate section, as well as evaluation tools, checklists and numerous appendices to cover all aspects of park management, from biodiversity to natural heritage to financial management. The book establishes a conceptual underpinning for protected area management, presents guiding principles for the 21st century, reflects recent work on international best practice and provides an assessment of skills required by professionals. The publication is relevant to the full range of management systems worldwide, balancing more traditional, developed country approaches with developing country systems including participatory, integrated, multi-sectoral and value-driven approaches.

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