Managing biodiversity through social values and preferences

In: A. Ossola & J. Niemelä (Eds.), Urban biodiversity: From Research to Practice. London & New York: Routledge.

This chapter builds on existing research highlighting the potential benefits of biodiverse nature by exploring management considerations for urban green spaces that enhance biodiversity and biodiversity conservation. To do this we provide a conceptual framework to help understand the role of biodiversity in how people perceive, prefer, and value nature experiences. This framework focuses on the roles of environment and people-related factors and implications for managing green spaces in ways that can benefit people and biodiversity. It is possible that varied engagement and management approaches in urban areas are one way of maximising biodiversity and supporting members of diverse communities.

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