Arguments for Protected Areas: Multiple Benefits for by Nigel Dudley,Sue Stolton

By Nigel Dudley,Sue Stolton

so much secure parts (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) were created to guard flora and fauna and land- and seascape values. They presently hide over thirteen% of the world's land floor, round 12% of marine coastal components and four% of the marine shelf. protecting and increasing those parts sooner or later is determined by displaying their wider merits for society.

This e-book offers a concise and persuasive evaluate of the values of secure parts. Contributing authors from over fifty nations research quite a lot of values which are maintained in safe components, together with nutrition, water and fabrics; overall healthiness; tourism; cultural and religious values; and buffering capability opposed to weather swap and usual mess ups. The publication additionally considers the function of secure components in poverty aid suggestions, their dating with conventional and indigenous humans and in fostering clash answer via peace parks projects.

The chapters draw on a chain of authoritative studies released through WWF over contemporary years less than the 'Arguments for defense' banner, in organization with quite a few companions, and on extra examine conducted in particular for the quantity. It analyses the possibilities and obstacles of secure components for providing a number of the values in addition to sensible suggestion for planners and bosses approximately maximising advantages. It offers an incredible contribution to the controversy concerning the position of secure components in conservation and different features of average source administration and human livelihoods.

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