This book brings together leading conservation practitioners to reflect on their response to the current global biodiversity crisis, through the lens of island species recovery and management. Initial chapters cover the biological understanding of small population biology and the growing threat of invasive species, while subsequent chapters discuss the management of these threats and the complexity of leading projects within a dynamic and still relatively unknown system. Multiple case studies from islands worldwide illustrate key points, allowing readers to draw on the first-hand practical experience of experienced professionals. This resource will be invaluable to both current and future conservation professionals, helping them to go beyond disciplinary 'comfort zones' and develop, manage and lead projects over extensive timeframes in a way that brings others with them on the journey.
1. Species conservation: lessons from islands Jamieson A. Copsey and Simon A. Black; 2. Evolution on islands: peculiarities and implications for species conservation Jim J. Groombridge, Steven Green and Samuel Turvey; 3. Island populations: genetic factors driving declines Jim J. Groombridge, Claire Raisin and Patricia Brekke; 4. Threats to islands: invasive species and their impacts Alan Tye, Gillian Key and Jamieson A. Copsey; 5. Documenting change on islands: measuring and diagnosing species decline Richard Young, Jamieson A. Copsey and Samuel Turvey; 6. Conservation project organisation: planning for recovery Simon A. Black; 7. Managing island threats: eradication and sustained control of invasive species John Parkes; 8. Leading species recovery: influencing effective conservation Simon A. Black; 9. Conserving island species: journey to recovery Carl G. Jones, Nik Cole, Stefano Canessa, Alienor Chauvenet, Deborah Fogell and John Ewen; 10. Restoring island ecosystems: managing the recovery process Carl G. Jones and Jamieson A. Copsey; 11. Engaging island communities: social marketing and behaviour change Paul Butler, Jamieson A. Copsey and Charlie Gardner; 12. Island species conservation: what are we trying to achieve and how do we get there? Simon A. Black and Jamieson A. Copsey.