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

By Nigel Dudley,Sue Stolton

such a lot safe components (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) were created to guard flora and fauna and land- and seascape values. They at the moment disguise over thirteen% of the world's land floor, round 12% of marine coastal parts and four% of the marine shelf. keeping and increasing those components sooner or later relies on displaying their wider advantages for society.

This ebook presents a concise and persuasive evaluation of the values of safe components. Contributing authors from over fifty nations study quite a lot of values which are maintained in secure components, together with meals, water and fabrics; future health; tourism; cultural and religious values; and buffering capability opposed to weather swap and usual failures. The e-book additionally considers the position of secure components in poverty relief options, their courting with conventional and indigenous humans and in fostering clash answer via peace parks tasks.

The chapters draw on a chain of authoritative stories released via WWF over fresh years lower than the 'Arguments for cover' banner, in organization with quite a few companions, and on extra study performed particularly for the amount. It analyses the possibilities and boundaries of safe parts for providing many of the values in addition to sensible recommendation for planners and executives approximately maximising merits. It presents a big contribution to the talk in regards to the position of safe parts in conservation and different elements of traditional source administration and human livelihoods.

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