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.
Table of Contents
The 'People and Plants' Initiative * Panel of Advisers * Foreword * Preface * Why Preserve Plant Resources in Situ? * In Situ Plant Conservation: Who is Involved? * Working with Local Communities * Setting Priorities and Planning for Management * Monitoring and Evaluating Plant Resource Management * Traditional Agriculture and Plant Conservation * Appendices * References * Index
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.
'This excellent guide brings conservation management firmly into the 21st century and is highly recommended for conservation managers and researchers.' Biological Conservation