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Biological Diversity

Balancing Interests Through Adaptive Collaborative Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Louise E. Buck, Charles C. Geisler, John Schelhas, Eva Wollenberg

CRC Press

504 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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We live in a world of wide pendulum swings regarding management policies for protected areas, particularly as they affect the involvement of local people in management. Such swings can be polarizing and halt on-the-ground progress. There is a need to find ways to protect biodiversity while creating common ground and building management capacity through shared experiences. Diverse groups need to cooperate to manage forests in ways that are flexible and can incorporate feedback.

Biological Diversity: Balancing Interests Through Adaptive Collaborative Management addresses the problem of how to balance local, national, and global interests in preserving the earth's biological diversity with competing interests in the use and exploitation of these natural resources. This innovative book examines the potential of adaptive collaborative management (ACM) in reconciling a protected area's competing demands for biodiversity conservation, local livelihood support, and broader-based regional development. It clarifies ACM's emerging characteristics and assesses its suitability for a variety of protected area situations.


  • Presents a better understanding of an emerging new management paradigm for balancing interests in biodiversity conservation and livelihood sustainability

  • Provides interdisciplinary analysis and strategies for success

    involving social and biological scientists, natural resource practitioners, policy makers, and citizens

  • Includes cases from around the world that illustrate how effective conservation programs can be developed though the use of adaptive management and social learning
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword, Norman Uphoff

    Introduction: The Challenge of Adaptive Collaborative Management,

    John Schelhas, Louise E. Buck, and Charles C. Geisler

    I. Foundations of Adaptive Collaborative Management

    Kai N. Lee, Appraising Adaptive Management,

    Jeffrey A. McNeely, Roles for Civil Society in Protected Area Management: A Global Perspective on Current Trends in Collaborative Management

    Sarah Christiansen and Eric Dinerstein, Ecodevelopment

    Perspectives in Conservation: Recent Lessons and Future


    Jeffrey A. Sayer, Learning and Adaptation for Forest Conservation

    Robert J. Fisher, Experience, Challenges, and Prospects for

    Collaborative Management of Protected Areas: An

    International Perspective

    II. Institutions and Policies

    Charles G. Geisler , Adapting Land Reform to Protected Area

    Management in the Dominican Republic

    Richard Cahoon, Property in Wild Biota and Adaptive Collaborative


    Neils Roling and Janice Jiggins, Agents in Adaptive Collaborative

    Management: The Logic of Collective Cognition

    Jon Anderson, On the Edge of Chaos: Crafting Adaptive

    Collaborative Management for Biological Diversity

    Conservation in a Pluralistic World

    Ronald J. Herring, Authority and Scale in Political Ecology: Some

    Cautions on Localism,

    Maria Paz (Ipat) G. Luna, Tenure and Community Management of

    Protected Areas in the Philippines: Policy Change and

    Implementation Challenges

    III. Modeling Protected Area-Human Activity Systems

    Andy White, Hans Gregersen, Allen Lundgren, and Glenn

    Smucker, Making Public Protected Area Systems Effective:

    An Operational Framework

    John Schelhas, Ecoregional Management in Southern Costa Rica:

    Finding a Role for Adaptive Collaborative Management

    Jenny Ericson, Eckart Boege, and Mark S. Freudenberger,

    Population Dynamics, Migration, and the Future of the

    Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

    Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Toward Social Criteria and Indicators for

    Protected Areas: One Cut on Adaptive Co-management

    Nick Salafsky and Richard Margoluis, Overview of a Systematic

    Approach to Designing, Managing, and Monitoring

    Conservation and Development Projects

    Eva Wollenberg, David Edmunds, and Louise E. Buck, Anticipating

    Change: Scenarios as a Tool for Increasing Adaptivity in

    Multi-stakeholder Settings

    IV. Case Studies: Applications of Adaptive Collaborative Management Approaches

    Arlyne Johnson, Paul Igag, Robert Bino, and Paul Hakahu,

    Community-based Conservation Area Management in

    Papua, New Guinea: Adapting to Changing Policy and


    Carlos Guindon, Celia Harvey, and Guillermo Vargas, Integrating

    Biological Research and Land Use Practices in Monteverde,

    Costa Rica,

    Richard Ford and William McConnell, Linking GIS and

    Participation to Manage Natural Resources in Madagascar

    Paul Cowles, Haingolalao Rasolonirinarimanana, and

    Vololoniaina Rasoarimanana, Innovative Learning in a

    Participatory Ecoregion-based Planning Process: The Case of

    AGERAS in Tulear, Madagascar,

    Maria Cristina S. Guerrero and Eufemia Felisa Pinto, Reclaiming

    Ancestral Domains in Palawan, Phillipines: A Context for

    Adaptive Collaborative Management

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General