People, Plants, and Protected Areas: A Guide to in Situ Management
Conservation of plant resources is often focused on seed banks and botanical gardens. However, the two authors of this volume present a comprehensive conservation strategy that complements this ex-situ approach with practical guidance on in-situ management and conservation of plant resources. The book aims to facilitate better management of protected areas and to illustrate new approaches to conservation of plants within their landscapes. It draws on concepts from forestry, the agricultural sciences, anthropology, ethnology and ethnobotany and should be useful to practitioners, academics and policy-makers.
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Why conserve plant resources in situ?
who is involved?
Working with local communities
Setting priorities and planning for management
Monitoring and evaluating plant resource management
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