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Arguments for protected areas : multiple benefits for conservation and use / edited by Sue Stolton and Nigel Dudley
London ; Washington : Earthscan, c2010
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 4th Floor  S944.5.P78 A76 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Protected areas -- Management
Ecosystem management
Nature conservation
Environmental protection
Biodiversity conservation
Physical Description xxii, 273 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Protected areas: linking environment and well-being / Sue Stolton -- Vital sites: protected areas supporting health and recreation / Sue Stolton -- Running pure: protected areas maintaining purity and quantity of urban water supplies / Nigel Dudley and Lawrence Hamilton -- Food stores: protected areas conserving crop wild relatives and securing future food stocks / Nigel Maxted ... [et al.] -- Nursery tails: protected areas conserving wild marine and freshwater fish stocks / Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton -- Natural security: protected areas and hazard mitigation / Jonathan Randall, Sue Stolton and Glenn Dolcemascolo -- Safety net: protected areas contributing to human well-being / Liza Higgins-Zogib ... [et al.] -- Beyond belief: linking faiths and protected areas to support biodiversity conservation / Liza Higgins-Zogib ... [et al.] -- Living traditions: protected areas and cultural diversity / Liza Higgins-Zogib, Nigel Dudley and Ashish Kothari -- Diverting places: linking travel, pleasure and protection / Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley and Zoltan Kun -- Climate change: the role of protected areas in mitigating and adapting to change / Nigel Dudley, Trevor Sandwith and Alexander Belokurov -- Making peace: protected areas contributing to conflict resolution / Trevor Sandwith and Charles Besancon -- Nature conservation: leaving space for biodiversity / Nigel Dudley -- Precious places: getting the arguments right / Nigel Dudley, Marc Hockings and Sue Stolton
Summary "Most protected areas (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) have been created to protect wildlife and land- and seascape values. They currently cover over 13% of the world's land surface, around 12% of marine coastal areas and 4% of the marine shelf. Retaining and expanding these areas in the future will depend on showing their wider benefits for society. This book provides a concise and persuasive overview of the values of protected areas. Contributing authors from over fifty countries examine a wide range of values that are maintained in protected areas, including food, water and materials; health; tourism; cultural and spiritual values; and buffering capacity against climate change and natural disasters. The book also considers the role of protected areas in poverty reduction strategies, their relationship with traditional and indigenous people and in fostering conflict resolution through peace parks initiatives."--Publisher's description
Alternate Author Stolton, Sue
Dudley, Nigel

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