Chapter 9. Selecting Areas for Conservation

  1. William J. Sutherland Professor of Biology
  1. Colin J. Bibby

Published Online: 14 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313499.ch9

Conservation Science and Action

Conservation Science and Action

How to Cite

Bibby, C. J. (1998) Selecting Areas for Conservation, in Conservation Science and Action (ed W. J. Sutherland), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313499.ch9

Editor Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences, University of East, Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

Author Information

  1. BirdLife International, Wellbrook Court, Girton Road, Cambridge CB3 0NA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427624

Online ISBN: 9781444313499



  • selecting areas for conservation;
  • scale of crisis facing biodiversity and need for priorities for conservation effort;
  • Earth's terrestrial biodiversity;
  • high-ranking countries and species richness;
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN) on protected areas;
  • biogeographical region evaluation;
  • conservation priorities and ecoregions in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • endemic bird areas;
  • global representative system of marine protected areas;
  • criteria-based evaluation of sites


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evaluation of nations

  • Evaluation by biogeographical region

  • Criteria-based evaluation of sites

  • Protected area systems

  • Acknowledgements