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The Conservation Professional S Guide To Working With People

Author : Scott A. Bonar
ISBN : 9781597267502
Genre : Science
File Size : 54. 15 MB
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Successful natural resource management is much more than good science; it requires working with landowners, meeting deadlines, securing funding, supervising staff, and cooperating with politicians. The ability to work effectively with people is as important for the conservation professional as it is for the police officer, the school teacher, or the lawyer. Yet skills for managing human interactions are rarely taught in academic science programs, leaving many conservation professionals woefully unprepared for the daily realities of their jobs. Written in an entertaining, easy-to-read style, The Conservation Professional’s Guide to Working with People fills a gap in conservation education by offering a practical, how-to guide for working effectively with colleagues, funders, supervisors, and the public. The book explores how natural resource professionals can develop skills and increase their effectiveness using strategies and techniques grounded in social psychology, negotiation, influence, conflict resolution, time management, and a wide range of other fields. Examples from history and current events, as well as real-life scenarios that resource professionals are likely to face, provide context and demonstrate how to apply the skills described. The Conservation Professional’s Guide to Working with People should be on the bookshelf of any environmental professional who wants to be more effective while at the same time reducing job-related stress and improving overall quality of life. Those who are already good at working with people will learn new tips, while those who are petrified by the thought of conducting public meetings, requesting funding, or working with constituents will find helpful, commonsense advice about how to get started and gain confidence.

Communication Skills For Conservation Professionals

Author : Susan Kay Jacobson
ISBN : 1597269433
Genre : Education
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Whether you are managing wetlands, protecting endangered species, or restoring ecosystems, you need to be able to communicate effectively in order to solve conservation and resource management problems. Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals can help you do just that—it is a practical and inspiring book that provides user-friendly guidance on achieving conservation goals through effective communication.Following introductory chapters that draw on research from communication, psychology, sociology, and education to highlight elements critical for effective communication, the book describes how to gather background information and target audiences, explains how public relations can influence attitudes and behaviors, and outlines how to design and conduct a communications campaign. In addition, it provides step-by-step guidance for using print, broadcast, and electronic mass media; demonstrates methods for developing public talks, interpretive brochures, exhibits, and trails; and explores long-term conservation education strategies for students and adults.This second edition of a widely praised book, originally published in 1999, includes new material on working with stakeholders, volunteers, and other groups to multiply conservation success. It also expands on the use of electronic media with examples of conservation Web pages, blogs, e-newsletters, and other new media. The book’s citations have been updated to include a host of Web sites and other electronic sources useful for planning and implementing communication programs.Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals is a valuable addition to the conservationist’s toolbox that will help scientists, managers, concerned citizens, and students communicate more effectively.

Saving The Earth As A Career

Author : Malcolm L. Hunter
ISBN : 9781119184799
Genre : Science
File Size : 80. 77 MB
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Written in an informal and engaging style, Saving the Earth as a Career is an ideal resource for students and professionals pursuing a career in conservation. The book explores the major skills needed to become an effective conservation professional by offering useful advice on a range of topics. Chapters include: Is this the right career for you? Designing a program of study Designing and executing a project Attending conferences and making presentations Writing papers Finding a job Making a difference Saving the Earth as a Career 2e is a friendly, accessible guide with a global perspective for anyone interested in becoming a conservation or environmental professional, and teachers will find this an invaluable resource for university students at all levels.

Natural Areas Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123123601
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
File Size : 43. 83 MB
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The Policy Process

Author : Tim W. Clark
ISBN : 0300090129
Genre : Nature
File Size : 65. 56 MB
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"This useful book is designed to teach natural resources professionals how to be more effective in solving conservation and environmental policy problems. Its presentation of basic concepts, case studies, and "real world concerns" provides a deeper understanding of the policy process and makes the book an invaluable aid for students and practitioners in such fields as wildlife biology, conservation biology, forestry, range management, ecosystem management, and sustainable development. " "Susan G. Clark begins by describing the challenges faced by natural resources professionals. She then explains how the substance and process of policy analysis and decision making can be improved by using a policy sciences framework that takes into account biological, social, political, and institutional considerations. Finally she reflects on how issues of human rights and morality should affect natural resources management and policy analysis. The book is very user-friendly. " "

Intelligent Courage

Author : Michael E. Fraidenburg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124031019
Genre : Nature
File Size : 87. 99 MB
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Intelligent Courage presents practical, wise, workable ideas to succeed in the real-world work environment of natural resource professionals. It is especially relevant for students nearing completion of their university education. Seasoned professionals tell career stories and analyze these as learning experiences. In doing so these distinguished professionals impart a good deal of the 'street smarts' they learned from their careers that can help any natural resource professional create the career they want.

Wildlife And Society

Author : Michael J. Manfredo
ISBN : 9781597269346
Genre : Nature
File Size : 36. 72 MB
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Winner of The Wildlife Society's 2009 Wildlife Publication Award for outstanding edited book As human populations around the world continue to expand, reconciling nature conservation with human needs and aspirations is imperative. The emergence in recent decades of the academic field of human dimensions of fish and wildlife management is a proactive response to this complex problem. Wildlife and Society brings together leading researchers in the range of specialties that are relevant to the study of human dimensions of fish and wildlife work around the globe to provide theoretical and historical context as well as a demonstration of tools, methodologies, and idea-sharing for practical implementation and integration of practices. Chapters document the progress on key issues and offer a multifaceted presentation of this truly interdisciplinary field. The book • presents an overview of the changing culture of fish and wildlife management; • considers social factors creating change in fish and wildlife conservation; • explores how to build the social component into the philosophy of wildlife management; • discusses legal and institutional factors; • examines social perspectives on contemporary fish and wildlife management issues. Wildlife and Society is uniquely comprehensive in its approach to presenting the past, present, and future of human dimensions of fish and wildlife research and application. It offers perspectives from a wide variety of academic disciplines as well as presenting the views of practitioners from the United States, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. It is an important new reference for anyone concerned with fish and wildlife management or environmental conservation and protection.

Bookbinding Conservation By Hand

Author : Laura S. Young
ISBN : 1884718116
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 45. 43 MB
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The heart of this working guide is the three chapters dealing with techniques and the chapter on conservation. "Basic Techniques" detail the fundamental skills that are applicable to all hand bookbinding. "General Techniques" include those practices that, with minor variations, cover the early stages in all types of bindings. "Specific Techniques" describe the steps primarily used is producing a specific type of hand binding. The basic principles of conservation work cover one of the more important areas in the field of hand bookbinding today.

People Plants And Protected Areas

Author : John D. Tuxill
ISBN : 1853837822
Genre : Nature
File Size : 69. 12 MB
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Great uncertainty typically surrounds decisions and management actions in the conservation of biodiversity and natural resource management, and yet there are risks of serious and irreversible harm for both biodiversity and the humans that rely on it. The

People In Nature

Author : Kirsten M. Silvius
ISBN : 9780231502085
Genre : Nature
File Size : 39. 34 MB
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This book reviews wildlife management and conservation in Central and South America. The book discusses the threats to biodiversity in this area including habitat fragmentation, development, ranching, tourism as well as hunting. The book contains contributions from many local Latin American authors who work there daily and are exposed to the numerous and unique issues that need to be taken into account when talking about conservation in Central and South America. Contributors: abundance and spatial distribution of Orinoco Crocodiles in the Cojedes River sy; Amazonas, Brazil, Augusto Fachin Teran, Richard C. Vogt, and John B. Thorbjarnar; Amazonas, BrazilJoão Paulo Viana, José Maria B. Damasceno, Leandro Castello, Wi; Andrés J. Novaro; Bolivia, Andrew J. Noss and Michael Painter; brocket deer and cattle in the Pantanal, Brazil, Laurenz Pinder; Catherine T. Sahley, Jorge Torres Vargas and Jesús Sánchez Valdivia; Cécile Richard-Hansen and Eric Hansen; Chocó, Colombia, Astrid Ulloa, Claudia Campos, and Heidi Rubio-Torgler; Fishing Effort and Fish Consumption in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve and i; José A. González; José M. V. Fragoso, Richard E. Bodmer and Kirsten M. Silvius; Kirsten M. Silvius; Laury Cullen Jr., Richard E. Bodmer, Claudio Valladares-Pádua, and Jonathan D. B; Mexico, Eduardo J. Naranjo, Jorge E. Bolaños, Michelle M. Guerra, and Richard E.; overhunting or epidemic?, José M. V. Fragoso; Pablo E. Puertas and Richard E. Bodmer; Peter G. Crawshaw Jr., Jan K. Mähler, Cibele Indrusiak, Sandra M.C. Cavalcanti, ; Richard Bodmer, and Eterzit Pezo Lozano and Tula G. Fang; Richard E. Bodmer and John G. Robinson; Rondônia, Brazil, Rosa M. Lemos de Sá; Sergio Nogueira-Filho and Selene Siqueira da Cunha Nogueira; Wendy R. Townsend; William G. R. Crampton, João Paulo Viana, Leandro Castello and José María B. Dam; William G. R. Crampton, Leandro Castello and João Paulo Viana

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