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A process for selection and implementation of conservation approachesAuthor(s): Martin G. Raphael; Randy Molina; Curtis H. Flather; Richard S. Holthausen; Richard L. Johnson; Bruce G. Marcot; Deanna H. Olson; John D. Peine; Carolyn Hull Sieg; Cindy S. Swanson
Source: In: Raphael, Martin G.; Molina, Randy, eds. Conservation of rare or little-known species. Washington, DC: Island Press: 334-362.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionIn this book, we have described a variety of approaches designed to achieve biological conservation objectives for both rare and little-known species. Resource managers are usually most concerned, for practical reasons, with approaches that conserve large-bodied and better-known taxa. Because we know so little about population status and life history requirements of rare or little-known (RLK) species, conservation managers have been forced to assume that the needs of these species are being met via proxy through our management of vegetation communities and well-studied species. Because so much of the world's biological diversity consists of rarer and more poorly known species (see chaps. 3 and 4), our focus on these species is warranted. In this chapter, we propose a process by which a land manager might evaluate the conservation issues on a particular planning area and select a set of approaches to address those issues.
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CitationRaphael, Martin G.; Molina, Randy; Flather, Curtis H.; Holthausen, Richard S.; Johnson, Richard L.; Marcot, Bruce G.; Olson, Deanna H.; Peine, John D.; Sieg, Carolyn Hull; Swanson, Cindy S. 2007. A process for selection and implementation of conservation approaches. In: Raphael, Martin G.; Molina, Randy, eds. Conservation of rare or little-known species. Washington, DC: Island Press: 334-362.
Keywordsconservation, rare or little-known (RLK) species
- Conservation of biological diversity: all things considered
- System-level strategies for conserving rare or little-known species
- Effectiveness of alternative management strategies in meeting conservation objectives
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