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Getting Biodiversity Projects to Work Towards More Effective Conservation and Development

ISBN-10: 0231127650

ISBN-13: 9780231127653

Edition: 2004

Authors: Thomas O. McShane, Michael P. Wells

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Parks and reserves are on the front line in the campaign to conserve biodiversity on our planet. It is increasingly clear that these protected areas have limited future prospects without the cooperation and support of local people, especially in developing countries. Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs) set out to reconcile park management with local needs and aspirations -- by emphasizing social and economic development among local communities -- and have managed to attract the lion's share of the funding for biodiversity. But so far the results have been disappointing. Important unanswered questions remain, and there is little consensus on when or where an ICDP approach to protected area management is appropriate and likely to be effective. Some conservationists argue that the ICDP focus on development dilutes biodiversity conservation goals, whereas others argue that the inward-looking protectionist alternative is doomed to failure. As the struggle to balance conservation and development continues, the need to evaluate what works and what doesn't becomes increasingly important. This book draws on the lessons from the ICDP experience to inform the next generation of biodiversity conservation programs, including those concerned with the alleviation of poverty as well as those working at landscape scale. The contributors explore the theoretical and practical challenges to better inform conservationists and decision makers of the role that conservation and development approaches can and should play in conserving biodiversity.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Thomas O. McShane is senior conservation advisor to WWF International. He is coauthor of The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion.Michael P. Wells is an independent conservation consultant and has published more than thirty articles and books on the environment and sustainable development, including People and Parks: Linking Protected Areas and Local Communities.

The challenge of linking conservation and development
Trying to better understand integrated conservation and development
Jack of all trades, by master of none: inherent contradictions among ICD approaches
The pathology of projects
Expecting the unattainable: the assumptions behind ICDPs
Application and Issues
Fitting ICD into a project framework: the CARE experience
Making biodiversity conservation a land-use priority
Yellowstone: a 130-year experiment in integrated conservation and development
Policies, by parks and projects: a review of three Costa Rican ICDPs
Indigenous peoples and protected areas: the case of the Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid
Land tenure and state property: a comparison of the Korup and Kilum ICDPs in Cameroon
Trade-off analysis for integrated conservation and development
Transforming approaches to CBNRM: learning from the Luangwa experience in Zambia
Ecodevelopment in India, by Shekhar Singh and Arpan Sharma
Conservation landscapes: whose landscapes, by whose trade-offs?
Poverty and forests: sustaining livelihoods in integrated conservation and development
Using adaptive management to improve ICDPs
The future of integrated conversation and development projects: building on what works