'Islands are special. From Darwin and Wallace through to Gerald Durrell and the editors of this volume, life on islands has fascinated and troubled biologists in equal measure. In Species Conservation: Lessons from Islands an eminent group of conservationists bring their considerable experience to bear on the full gamut of problems facing those working to conserve insular species. From outlining the peculiarities and complexities of island life through to planning, managing and monitoring for recovery, the editors and authors present a compendium of strategies and practices for all those involved in the conservation of species in these special places. We have learnt much from the study of life on islands. The guidance in this very practical volume will help ensure that the many endemic and other species characteristic of the world’s islands will survive to fascinate future generations.'
Martin Fisher - Editor-in-Chief of Oryx: The International Journal of Conservation
'This book offers an inspiration to all those engaged in conservation science and practice. Students in conservation courses and managers preparing conservation projects (e.g. EU LIFE projects) should be encouraged to read it because it provides not only a sense of hope, but more importantly, guidance on how to plan, develop, and bring to fruition the recovery of species and habitats on islands.'
Paulo A. V. Borges
Source: Conservation Biology
'This hugely readable book is an excellent supplementary undergraduate course text, providing a wealth of examples of theory being put into practice.'
Source: The Biologist