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Preface Nik Lopoukhine Foreword Setting the Context Gary Tabor 1. The Connectivity Conservation Imperative 2. Connectivity Science 3. Scoping the Territory: Considerations for Connectivity Conservation Managers Connectivity Conservation Management Case Material 4. Africotropical Connectivity Conservation Initiatives 5. Australasian Connectivity Initiatives 6. Indomalayan Connectivity Initiatives Creating Biological Corridors for Conservation and Development: a Case Study from Bhutan 7. Nearctic Connectivity Initiatives Conservation Network in the Southern Appalachian Mountains 8. Neotropic Connectivity Initiatives Mesoamerican Biological Corridor 9. Palaearctic Connectivity Initiatives Altai Mountain Knot 10. Themes and Lessons from Global Experience in Connectivity Conservation Synthesis 11. Connectivity Management Framework and Key Tasks 12. Challenges and Opportunities for Connectivity Conservation
Dr Graeme L. Worboys is Vice Chair of Mountains Biome and Connectivity Conservation, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Wendy L. Francis is director, conservation science and action, Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative, Banff, Canada Michael Lockwood is Senior Lecturer in Environment and Planning at the University of Tasmania.
'What a great effort! I found it comprehensive, easy to read and of practical value for park managers and other interested conservationists and professionals.' Dr Fausto Sarmiento, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Georgia, USA 'This is an important practical contribution to connectivity conservation. It will be a valuable resource text for practitioners and for those studying connectivity..' Professor Roger Crofts, Former Vice Chair Europe, IUCN WCPA and Chief Executive Officer, Scottish National Heritage; Honorary Professor, Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, UK 'This book provides a highly practical guide for designing, implementing and managing Connectivity Conservation Areas. It addresses the full suite of challenges that conservation management professionals are currently facing, from climate change adaptation to development pressures in fragmented landscapes. This valuable new book is more than innovation. It describes a new paradigm for conservation management for the 21st Century.' Cyril Kormos, Regional Vice Chair for North America and the Caribbean, IUCN WCPA; Vice President for Policy, The WILD Foundation 'This book provides a high quality, timely and welcomed insight into the theory and practice of connectivity conservation. This global guide serves as a valuable handbook, drawing key lessons from the case studies, identifying priorities and tasks for management and the challenges and opportunities for advancing connectivity conservation as the best hope for nature and people in the 21st Century.' Dr Brendan Mackey, Professor of Environmental Biogeography, Environmental Conservation, and Cross-disciplinary Studies in Sustainability, Australian National University 'This book is essential for individuals and for nongovernmental and governmental organizations engaged in connectivity projects at local to international levels.' R. L. Smith, Choice, October 2010. 'This book brings together a decade and a half of practice and covers all aspects of connectivity planning and management.' In Practice