This handbook, produced by world renowned experts from the World Conservation Union (IUCN), spans the full terrain of protected area management and is the international benchmark for the field. 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. As the most authoritative guide ever compiled to the principles and practice of protected area management, this volume is essential for all professionals and students in all countries and contexts.
Michael Lockwood has over 25 years' experience as an environmental practitioner and academic. He teaches and researches protected area management at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Graeme L. Worboys has over 33 years' protected area management experience and is Vice-Chair (Mountains Biome) for the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and a member of the WCPA steering committee Ashish Kothari has worked and published on conservation issues for 27 years, with emphasis on the relations between communities and biodiversity, and he is co-chair of ICUN's intercommission Theme of Indigenous and Local Communities, Equity, and Protected Areas.