What does 'traditional' management really mean?

Author(s): Dolman, P., Williamson, T., Fuller, R. & Barnes, G.

Published: December 2017  

Journal: British Wildlife Volume: 29 ( part 2 )

Management for conservation often attempts to replicate the practices that were prevalent in historical times. There does, however, appear to be a lack of understanding of exactly what ‘traditional’ management would have involved, meaning that current conservation interventions may not be adequate for achieving their goals. Paul Dolman, Tom Williamson, Rob Fuller and Gerry Barnes describe the characteristics of traditional landscapes that would have been favourable for biodiversity and, in light of this, suggest ways in which current conservation management could be improved.
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