Plant Conservation - An ecosystems approach

Alan Hamilton and Patrick Hamilton 
Earthscan  February 2006  

Paperback  304 pp  ISBN 9781844070831      £38.00

Hardback  304 pp  ISBN 9781844070824      £95.00
In this, the latest in the People and Plants series, plant conservation is described in the context of livelihoods and development, and ways of balancing the conservation of plant diversity with the use of plants and the environment for human benefit are discussed. A central focus of this book is the idea that local and tribal peoples must be involved if conservation is to be successful and resources are to be used sustainably.

Also examined are the identification of priority plant species and localities for conservation projects, the trade in wild plants, and the contributions that are made by taxonomists, ecologists and sociologists.

This book acts as a unifying text for the series, integrating case studies and methodologies, pointing out in a comprehensive, accessible volume the valuable lessons to be learned.


  • Perspectives on Plant Conservation
  • Threats to Plants
  • Actors and Stages
  • Information, Knowledge, Learning and Research
  • Plant Life
  • The Management of Plants and Land
  • Meanings, Values and Uses of Plants
  • The Patterns of Plants
  • Plants and Places: Choices, Priorities and Standards
  • Possession, Property and Protection
  • Aspects of In Situ Conservation
  • Projects with Communities
  • Ex-Situ Conservation
  • Plant Trade


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