People, Plants, and Protected Areas: A Guide to in Situ Management

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Earthscan, 2001 - Nature - 248 pages
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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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Contents

Why conserve plant resources in situ?
1
who is involved?
11
Working with local communities
29
Setting priorities and planning for management
85
Monitoring and evaluating plant resource management
133
Traditional agriculture and plant conservation
167
Appendices
213
References
227
Index
241
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John Tuxill is part of the joint Program in Economic Botany of the New York Botanical Garden and Yale University. He is also a Research Fellow with the Worldwatch Institute. Gary Paul Nabhan is Director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University. Elizabeth Drexler is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Michael Hathaway is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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