Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals

ISBN-10: 1597263907
ISBN-13: 9781597263900
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: Whether you are managing wetlands, protecting endangered species, or restoring ecosystems, you need to be able to communicate effectively in order to solve conservation and resource management problems.Communication Skills for Conservation  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408

Whether you are managing wetlands, protecting endangered species, or restoring ecosystems, you need to be able to communicate effectively in order to solve conservation and resource management problems.Communication Skills for Conservation Professionalscan help you do just thatit is a practical and inspiring book that provides user-friendly guidance on achieving conservation goals through effective communication. Following introductory chapters that draw on research from communication, psychology, sociology, and education to highlight elements critical for effective communication, the book describes how to gather background information and target audiences, explains how public relations can influence attitudes and behaviors, and outlines how to design and conduct a communications campaign. In addition, it provides step-by-step guidance for using print, broadcast, and electronic mass media; demonstrates methods for developing public talks, interpretive brochures, exhibits, and trails; and explores long-term conservation education strategies for students and adults. This second edition of a widely praised book, originally published in 1999, includes new material on working with stakeholders, volunteers, and other groups to multiply conservation success. It also expands on the use of electronic media with examples of conservation Web pages, blogs, e-newsletters, and other new media. The book's citations have been updated to include a host of Web sites and other electronic sources useful for planning and implementing communication programs. Communication Skills for Conservation Professionalsis a valuable addition to the conservationist's toolbox that will help scientists, managers, concerned citizens, and students communicate more effectively.

SUSAN K. JACOBSON directs the program for studies in tropical conservation and is an associate professor in wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida.

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