Chapter 4. Practical Considerations When Applying the Theory

  1. E. J. Milner-Gulland1 and
  2. Ruth Mace2

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch4

Conservation of Biological Resources

Conservation of Biological Resources

How to Cite

Milner-Gulland, E. J. and Mace, R. (eds) (1998) Practical Considerations When Applying the Theory, in Conservation of Biological Resources, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Ecosystems Analysis and Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427389

Online ISBN: 9781444313598



  • theory of resource harvesting and applicability in real world;
  • Revised Management Procedure (RMP) of International Whaling Commission (IWC);
  • practicalities of conserving exploited species;
  • uncertainty and sustainable use;
  • environmental stochasticity on sustainable harvesting;
  • adaptive management concept;
  • integrated fisheries management;
  • devising explicit management objectives for system;
  • conservation performance criteria and catch performance criteria;
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Uncertainty and sustainable use

  • Data needs and availability

  • Policies for regulating resource use

  • Community-based conservation

  • Summary