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Endangered Species Recovery : Finding the Lessons, Improving the Process - Tim Clark

Endangered Species Recovery

Finding the Lessons, Improving the Process

By: Tim Clark (Editor), Richard Reading (Editor), Alice Clarke (Editor), Craig Groves (Contribution by), Richard Wallace (Contribution by)

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Published: 1st October 1994
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Endangered Species Recovery presents case studies of prominent species recovery programs in an attempt to explore and analyze their successes, failures, and problems, and to begin to find ways of improving the process. It is the first effort to engage social scientists as well as biologists in a wide-ranging analysis and discussion of endangered species conservation, and provides valuable insight into the policy and implementation framework of species recovery programs. The book features a unique integration of case studies with theory, and provides sound, practical ideas for improving endangered species policy implementation.

"Coexisting with Large Carnivores provides valuable insights and ideas for reaching common-interest solutions to the highly emotional debate over management of large carnivores. This book is required reading for anyone who has a stake in the management of wolves, grizzly bears, or mountain lions." --Kim Barber "Conservation is much more complicated than just getting the science right. Coexisting with Large Carnivores offers a compelling approach for moving forward by harvesting lessons from the past and articulating clear alternatives for the future. This is a must-read for anyone trying to make conservation gains in the 21st century." --Mike Gibeau "While conservationists have finally twigged to the truth that carnivore conservation is more about understanding human values and behaviors than it is about the science of carnivores, most remain terminally perplexed when it comes to actually grappling with the 'human' side of the equation. In Coexisting with Large Carnivores, Tim Clark and his colleagues provide a urgently needed map to the tangled, fiercely contested sociopolitical topography of carnivore policy and management. In itself, this is of great value, but the authors go even further by providing a set of robust tools - contextual problem-orientation, practice-based conservation, and collaborative process - to help people of good will find common ground and forge democratic solutions to the tough problems that challenge us all." --Bart Robinson

Preface
Introductionp. 3
The Endangered Species Act: Its History, Provisions, and Effectivenessp. 19
The Northern Spotted Owl: An Indicator of the Importance of Sociopolitical Contextp. 47
The Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program: Unmasking Professional and Organizational Weaknessesp. 73
The Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Recovery Program: Uncertain Information, Uncertain Policyp. 101
The Florida Manatee Recovery Program: Organizational Learning and a Model for Improving Recovery Programsp. 131
The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Program: Professional Obstacles to Cooperationp. 157
The California Condor Recovery Program: Problems in Organization and Executionp. 183
The Florida Panther Recovery Program: An Organizational Failure of the Endangered Species Actp. 205
Candidate and Sensitive Species Programs: Lessons for Cost-Effective Conservationp. 227
The Australian Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery Program: Evaluation and Reorganizationp. 251
A Conservation Science Perspective: Conceptual and Experimental Improvementsp. 275
A Conflict Management Perspective: Applying the Principles of Alternative Dispute Resolutionp. 305
An Organizational Perspective: Designing Recovery Teams from the Inside Outp. 327
A Professional Perspective: Improving Problem Solving, Communication, and Effectivenessp. 351
A Sociological Perspective: Valuational, Socioeconomic, and Organizational Factorsp. 371
A Policy Sciences Perspective: Improving Implementationp. 391
Synthesisp. 417
Contributorsp. 432
Indexp. 439
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ISBN: 9781559632720
ISBN-10: 1559632720
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 461
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2