Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

Trade-Offs in Conservation: Deciding What to Save

Editor(s): Nigel Leader-Williams, William M. Adams, Robert J. Smith

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405193832

Online ISBN: 9781444324907

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324907

About this Book

This book demonstrates that trade-offs can be very important for conservationists. Its various chapters show how and why trade-offs are made, and why conservationists need to think very hard about what, if anything, to do about them. The book argues that conservationists must carefully weigh up, and be explicit about, the trade-offs that they make every day in deciding what to save.

Key Features:

  • Discusses the wider non-biological issues that surround making decisions about which species and biogeographic areas to prioritise for conservation
  • Focuses on questions such as: What are these wider issues that are influencing the decisions we make? What factors need to be included in our assessment of trade-offs? What package of information and issues do managers need to consider in making a rational decision? Who should make such decisions?
  • Part of the Conservation Science and Practice book series

This volume is of interest to policy-makers, researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students who are concerned about making decisions that include recognition of trade-offs in conservation planning.

Table of contents

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  1. Introduction

  2. Part I: Current Approaches and Toolkits

    1. Chapter 2

      Prioritizing Trade-Offs in Conservation (pages 15–34)

      Kerrie A. Wilson, Michael Bode, Hedley Grantham and Hugh P. Possingham

    2. Chapter 3

      Trade-Offs in Identifying Global Conservation Priority Areas (pages 35–55)

      William Murdoch, Michael Bode, Jon Hoekstra, Peter Kareiva, Steve Polasky, Hugh P. Possingham and Kerrie A. Wilson

    3. Chapter 5

      Defining and Measuring Success in Conservation (pages 73–93)

      Valerie Kapos, Andrea Manica, Rosalind Aveling, Philip Bubb, Peter Carey, Abigail Entwistle, John Hopkins, Teresa Mulliken, Roger Safford, Alison Stattersfield, Matthew J. Walpole and Andrew Balmford

  3. Part II: Influence of Value Systems

  4. Part III: Economics and Governance

  5. Part IV: Social and Institutional Constraints

  6. Part V: Future Challenges

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