Book Launch - Connectivity Conservation: A Global Guide

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During the Wednesday (11 November) WILD9 plenary session, Dr. Nik Loupoukhine, Chair of the World Commission on Protected Areas of the IUCN launched the new book, "Connectivity Conservation: A Global Guide."

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  • Book Launch - Connectivity Conservation: A Global Guide

    1. 1. Pre-Launch Of a new Earthscan/IUCN Book Nik Lopoukhine Chair IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Merida, 11 th November 2009
    2. 2. Book Sponsors
    3. 3. US Air Force DMSP The book describes a major adaptation response to Global change and the loss of natural habitats world-wide Source: Eduard Muller
    4. 4. It promotes a major practical adaptation (and mitigation) response to Climate change impacts on Earth TWS
    5. 5. Africotropical Biogeographic realm: Maloti Drakensberg Connectivity Conservation Area, South Africa-Lesotho It describes the context of global change and introduces the science of connectivity conservation
    6. 6. It provides 25 in depth case studies from 6 of 8 biogeographic realms of Earth. Australian Biogeographic Realm: Great Eastern Ranges Corridor from the Australian Alps to Atherton
    7. 7. It captures the lived management experience of connectivity conservation managers from around the world Indomalayan Realm: Sacred Himalayan landscape connectivity conservation area, Nepal
    8. 8. It focuses on large-scale connectivity conservation areas, 10’s-100’s kilometres wide, 1000’s kilometres long….. it promotes leadership, and big thinking responses to the big change issues facing Earth Palaeoarctic Realm: Altai-Sayan Mega Connectivity Corridor
    9. 9. It introduces a new connectivity conservation management framework which provides a systematic approach to managing connectivity Nearctic Realm: Yellowstone to Yukon` Connectivity Corridor
    10. 11. Relative to this framework, it identifies and describes 15 management practices critical to connectivity conservation Neotropical Realm: Antisana Mountain and Connectivity Conservation, Ecuador
    11. 12. Contents <ul><li>Connectivity Conservation Management: A Global Guide </li></ul><ul><li>375 pages+ </li></ul><ul><li>12 Chapters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. The Connectivity Conservation Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Connectivity science (Charles Chester and Jodi Hilty) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Scoping the territory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Africotropical initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Australasian initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Indomalaysian initiaitives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. Nearctic initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8. Neotropical initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9. Palaeoarctic initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10. Themes and global experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11. Connectivity management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12. Challenges and opportunities </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Key Connectivity Conservation Management Tasks <ul><li>Foundational tasks </li></ul><ul><li>1. Undertake feasibility and scoping studies </li></ul><ul><li>2. Establish a community vision </li></ul><ul><li>3. Undertake preplanning </li></ul><ul><li>4. Establish governance and administration </li></ul><ul><li>5. Establish strategic management priorities and requirements </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery tasks </li></ul><ul><li>1. Manage finances, human resources and assets </li></ul><ul><li>2. Deploy instruments </li></ul><ul><li>3. Manage for threats </li></ul><ul><li>4. Assist management of incidents </li></ul><ul><li>5. Strive for sustainable resource use </li></ul><ul><li>6. Rehabilitate degraded areas </li></ul><ul><li>7. Provide and manage research opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-cutting tasks </li></ul><ul><li>1. Work with partners </li></ul><ul><li>2. Work with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>3. Undertake communication   </li></ul>
    13. 14. Available January 2010 Available from Earthscan www.earthscan.co.uk 20% of list price offer to Wild 9 attendees

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