Best Reference Books – Wildlife and Protected Area Management

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Wildlife and Protected Area Management subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Wildlife and Protected Area Management along with reviews.

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1. “A Guide to Planning Wildlife Management in Protected Areas and Managed Landscapes” by Vishwas B Sawarkar

“A Guide to Planning Wildlife Management in Protected Areas and Managed Landscapes” Book Review: This book is meant for people interested in wildlife. It is also useful for wildlife managers, planners and wildlife trainers. It discusses the forest management, social and economic development of surroundings. It explains the framework, procedures and processes of wildlife management. It deals with modern scientific practice with social and cultural management.

2. “The Gopher Tortoise: A Life History (Life History Series)” by Patricia Sawyer Ashton and Ray E Ashton

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“The Gopher Tortoise: A Life History (Life History Series)” Book Review: This book gives a brief on the life history of gopher tortoise. It explains the physical characteristics, eating habits and its social behaviour.

3. “Bibliography: Wildlife and Protected Area Management in Madhya Pradesh” by S K Mukherjee and P K Mathur

“Bibliography: Wildlife and Protected Area Management in Madhya Pradesh” Book Review: It explains the wildlife and protected management in Madhya pradesh.

4. “Arguments for Protected Areas: Multiple Benefits for Conservation and Use” by Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton

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“Arguments for Protected Areas: Multiple Benefits for Conservation and Use” Book Review: This book presents an overview of the values of protected areas. It provides points for debate. It discusses the protected areas supporting health and recreation. It also discusses the protected areas maintaining purity and quantity of urban water supplies. It covers topics related to protected areas such as food stores, natural security, living traditions, climate changes and many more. It includes tables, figures and abbreviations.

5. “Contested Forms of Governance in Marine Protected Areas” by Natalie Bown and Tim S Gray

“Contested Forms of Governance in Marine Protected Areas” Book Review: It explains the four modes of marine protected area governance. It deals with co-management and adaptive co-management. This book explains the ecological impact and socio-economic impact of both CM and ACM. The governmental impact and evaluation of CM and ACM are discussed. It contains figures and tables with the necessary information.

6. “Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change (Advances in Global Change Research)” by Marco Neubert and Sven Rannow

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“Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change (Advances in Global Change Research)” Book Review: This book focuses on the field of biodiversity conservation and climate change. This book emphasises on the need to monitor protected areas to manage the effects of climate change. This book identifies the barriers to adapt to conservation management. The case studies available in this book show the application of adaptation strategies in protected areas. Learn about climate trends and their effects from this book. This book defines what acceptable change is and gives some examples of good practice.

7. “People, Plants and Protected Areas: A Guide to in Situ Management: Volume 4 (People and Plants International Conservation)” by Michael Hathaway and with Elizabeth Drexler

“People, Plants and Protected Areas: A Guide to in Situ Management: Volume 4 (People and Plants International Conservation)” Book Review: This book explains how to conserve plant resources and emphasis on the need for seed banks. It also provides a conservation strategy to use in the ex-situ approach. It also gives guidance on in-situ management. This book helps to facilitate the management of protected areas. It illustrates new approaches to conserve plants. This book is useful for practitioners and policymakers. It has concepts related to forestry, ethnology and anthropology.

8. “Indigenous Peoples, National Parks, and Protected Areas: A New Paradigm Linking Conservation, Culture, and Rights” by Stan Stevens

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“Indigenous Peoples, National Parks, and Protected Areas: A New Paradigm Linking Conservation, Culture, and Rights” Book Review: This book explains the shift in the conservation of the environment. It explains how wild areas are converted to protected areas. It also explains how people have contributed to conservation. Fieldwork-based case studies are available in this book to explain transitions better. It explores the changes in conservation policies over the years. Learn about the paradigm shifts from the beginning through the documentation in this book. It explains how we can benefit indigenous people near protected areas.

9. “Natural Resource Management and Local Development (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation)” by Russel D Taylor and Emmanuel Torquebiau

“Natural Resource Management and Local Development (Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation)” Book Review: This book debates about some of the topics related to the dichotomy between protected areas and the inter-relationship between agriculture and conservation. This book has 12 chapters that show how natural resources are managed. This book mainly focuses on biodiversity conservation in less developed countries like Africa. Learn how natural resources are managed by rural citizens to ensure the conservation of the ecosystem. Long-term maintenance of the ecosystem is important to maintain a sustainable environment.

10. “Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide” by Wendy L Francis and Graeme L Worboys

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“Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide” Book Review: This book is meant for professionals in protected area management, conservation land management and resource management. It can be used by students as a reference for geography and protected area management. It contains four sections, the first section explains the critical strategic and adaptive responses to climate changes. Next, it explains the case studies such as the Australian Alps to Atherton corridor, the sacred Himalayan landscape connectivity area and many more. Models for managing connectivity areas have been described. It explains the guidelines required for connectivity conservation management.

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