About the book
Biodiversity is the variety of living organisms which underlies all ecosystem processes that make life possible. It is crucial to the ecological stability. National parks are a cornerstone and are places of rich biodiversity as they provide important habitat to native and many endangered flora and fauna. Effective management of biodiversity in national parks is needed to ensure they are functioning as intended. Despite many studies that have been conducted on threats that National Parks face, there is a scarcity of literature that analyses why some strategies aimed at preventing biodiversity loss succeed in some instances and fail in other.
Therefore, this book will aim to analyze practices, strategies, approaches of biodiversity management and examine factors that affect the effectiveness of managing biodiversity in the parks. In addition, the roles of government and other land management agencies and involvement of indigenous community, landholders and community groups to conserve and improve biodiversity management will also be highlighted.