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Some ecosystem management plans established by state and federal agencies have begun to shift their focus away from single-species conservation to a broader goal of protecting a wide range of flora and fauna, including species whose numbers are scarce or about which there is little scientific understanding. To date, these efforts have proved extremely costly and complex to implement. Are there alternative approaches to protecting rare or little-known species that can be more effective and less burdensome than current efforts?

Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species represents the first comprehensive scientific evaluation of approaches and management options for protecting rare or little-known terrestrial species. The book brings together leading ecologists, biologists, botanists, economists, and sociologists to classify approaches, summarize their theoretical and conceptual foundations, evaluate their efficacy, and review how each has been used.

Contributors consider combinations of species and systems approaches for overall effectiveness in meeting conservation and ecosystem sustainability goals. They discuss the biological, legal, sociological, political, administrative, and economic dimensions by which conservation strategies can be gauged, in an effort to help managers determine which strategy or combination of strategies is most likely to meet their needs. Contributors also discuss practical considerations of implementing various strategies.

Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species gives land managers access to a diverse literature and provides them with the basic information they need to select approaches that best suit their conservation objectives and ecological context. It is an important new work for anyone involved with developing land management or conservation plans.

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Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species gives land managers access to a diverse literature and provides them with the basic information they need to select approaches that best suit their conservation objectives and ecological context. It is an important new work for anyone involved with developing land management or conservation plans.

About the Author

Martin G. Raphael is a research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, where he leads research on conservation of biological diversity and population ecology of at-risk wildlife.

 

Randy Molina recently retired as a research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, where he led the forest mycology team on issues of fungal ecology, ecosystem function, conservation, and management. He owns a mycological consulting business and is an adjunct professor for Oregon State University.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Conservation Goals and Objectives

Chapter 3. Species Rarity: Definition, Causes, and Classification

Chapter 4. Definitions and Attributes of Little-Known Species

Chapter 5. Special Considerations for the Science,Conservation, and Management of Rare or Little-Known Species

Chapter 6. Species-Level Strategies for Conserving Rare or Little-Known Species

Chapter 7. System-Level Strategies for Conserving Rare or Little-Known Species

Chapter 8. Effectiveness of Alternative Management Strategies in Meeting Conservation Objectives

Chapter 9. Social Considerations

Chapter 10. Economic Considerations

Chapter 11. Implementation Considerations

Chapter 12. A Process for Selection and Implementation of Conservation Approaches

 

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597261661
Author:
Martin G. Raphael and Randy Molina
Publisher:
Island Press
Foreword by:
Molina, Nancy
Foreword:
Molina, Nancy
Editor:
Raphael, Martin
Editor:
Molina, Randy
Editor:
Raphael, Martin G.; Molina, Randy
Author:
Molina, Nancy
Author:
Raphael, Martin
Author:
Molina, Randy
Author:
Raphael, Martin G.
Subject:
Biodiversity conservation
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biological Diversity
Subject:
SCI088000
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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