Ecosystem management and conservation biology
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Ecosystem management argues for the maintenance of native biological diversity, in addition to commodity and amenity uses, on our public lands. Heretofore, natural resource management agencies have focused on managing for single species, usually those that are commercially valuable, threatened or endangered, or over-abundant. For a variety of reasons, the future of public-land management will place increasing importance on managing for species communities. Three approaches which can be used to manage for communities include: (1) a species approach, (2) an ecological processes approach, and (3) a landscape approach. Each method is briefly discussed.
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Kamwenda, G.J. (Washington, D.C.: Information Service of F.A.O., 2002)Environmental degradation resulting from extensive grazing and haphazard exploitation of rangeland forestry resources is a severe problem for the agropastoralists of Shinyanga, a northeastern region of the United Republic ...
Scholes, M. (Pretoria, South Africa: South African Institute of Forestry, 2002)This paper discusses the use of an ecosystems approach in the management of plantations and the concept of plantations in providing goods and services. Ecological indicators are compared for the CIFOR and South African ...
Managing Natural Resources Locally: An Overview of Innovations and Ten Initial Steps for Local Governments Queblatin, E.; Catacutan, Delia C.; Garrity, Dennis P. (Bukidnon, Philippines: International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Southeast Asian Regional Research Programme: International Fund for Agricultural Development, 2001)This publication reports on the devolution and growth in community-based resource that is taking place in the Philippines. The authors suggest effective, innovative approaches for enabling local governments to manage resources.