Books we have published 

Mountains Network continues to produce important new books covering mountain management and protection issues

Books published in 2010

Connectivity Conservation Management - A Global Guide     Authors: Graeme Worboys, Michael Lockwood, and Wendy Francis. Published by Earthscan.

Here is the information flyer to order this book at a special price from Earthscan.

Our newest IUCN-WCPA management guidelines book contains the latest knowledge and practical "best practices" distilled from two of our international strategic workshops:

  1. Our Mountain Conservation Connectivity Management Workshop that took place near Quito, Ecuador in November 2006
  2. Our Trans-Boundary Conservation Connectivity Management Workshop that took place in near Kathmandu, Nepal in November 2008

Books published in 2009  

Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Himalayas

A 64-page e-book produced by ICIMOD, part of its Sustainable Mountain Development series. This issue celebrates ICIMOD's 25th anniversary with a look forward to new challenges faced in the Himalayas and beyond. (3.1MB pdf file)

Books published in 2006

Managing Protected Areas  A Global GuideManagingPAsBk.jpg
Authors: Michael Lockwood, Graeme Worboys and Ashish Kothari  

Written by a team of leading international experts and practitioners specifically for professionals, students, and academics, this book covers the full terrain of protected area management. Employing dozens of detailed international case studies, hundreds of concise topical snapshots, maps, tables, illustrations and a color plate section, as well as evaluation tools, checklists and numerous appendices, this invaluable guide covers all aspects of park management, including governance, management and administration processes; capacity building; sustainability practice and sustainable use; natural heritage management, and more. Available from publisher.

Transboundary Conservation: A New Vision for Protected Areas

transboundarybk-sm.jpgStunningly illustrated, this book represents the work of fifty conservationists, scientists, and professional photographers, including several of our Mountain PA Network members. This book focuses on 29 transboundary parks around the world, from the El Carmen-Big Bend in North America to Southern Africa's Kavango-Zambezi "Four Corners" Transboundary Conservation Area. It explores the history and increasing popularity of protecting some of the most biologically rich territory on Earth. This book can be purchased from Conservation International. Download the order form (20 k).

Books published in 2004

At the 2004 World Conservation Congress in Bangkok, the Mountain PA Network celebrated the launch of two books produced as outputs from our Drakensberg Workshop prior to the World Parks Congress in 2003:andromeda-shadow-sm.jpg
Managing Mountain Protected Areas: Challenges and Responses for the 21st Century

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Edited by Mountain PA Network members David Harmon and Graeme Worboys and published in 2004 by Andromeda Editrice, Italy. This book can be purchased directly from Andromeda Editrice.


Guidelines-dropshadow1.jpgGuidelines for Planning and Managing Mountain Protected Areas

English Edition- Synthesised and edited by Dr. Lawrence Hamilton and Linda McMillan and published in 2004

A handbook of principles and practical guidelines aimed at conserving the rich mountain heritage of nature and culture in the high places of our world. A new edition of the 1992 version, it is directed to those who have a role in managing protected areas in mountain environments.

English and Spanish Editions can be purchased from Publisher: IUCN Publications ISBN 2-8317-0777-3, 2004 239 x 164mm, xi + 83pp., b/w photos.

Guías para la Planificacion y el Manejo de las
Areas Protegidas de Montañ
The Spanish Edition was translated by Ms. Elena Sarmiento, with Mountain PA Network member Dr. Fausto Sarmiento serving as science advisor. Both teach at the University of Georgia in the USA. This edition was published in 2004 and is available from IUCN Publications.

Spanish Edition can be purchased from Publisher: IUCN Publications ISBN 2-8317-0777-3, 2004 239 x 164mm, xi + 83pp., b/w photos.


RussianGuidelinesCover-sml.jpgRukovodstvo ("Guidelines...")

Russian Edition

The Russian Edition was translated by Mountain PA Network member Dr. Yuri P. Badenkov and published in 2005. It is available through Dr. Badenkov at the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Science.

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