The World's Protected Areas: Status, Values and Prospects in the 21st Century

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Stuart Chape, Mark Spalding, Martin Jenkins
Univ de Castilla La Mancha, 2008 - 359 Seiten
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Extensively illustrated with maps, color photographs, and graphics, this state-of-the-art reference offers a comprehensive and authoritative status report on the world's 100,000 parks, nature reserves, and other land and marine areas currently designated as protected areas. Now covering over 12 percent of the Earth's land surface, protected areas are the great strongholds of biodiversity and landscape conservation. They also provide a wide range of valuable ecosystem services: protecting food and water supplies; regulating weather patterns; protecting watersheds and coastlines from erosion; maintaining places of historical or cultural significance for recreation, solace or spiritual wellbeing; generating income and employment from tourism, and more. This timely volume offers a benchmark overview of where these protected areas exist worldwide, what they have and have not accomplished, what threats they face, and how they can be better managed to achieve the goals of conserving biodiversity and other natural resources.

Copub: UNEP-WCMC
  

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Inhalt

Figures
11
Protected areas and biodiversity
36
Figures
44
Threats to protected areas
76
Boxes
82
Protected areas in the wider context
98
The functions and processes
120
Tables
140
Tables
179
Future prospects 176 Virgin Islands USA
192
West and Central Africa 238 Map Protected areas 270
238
Democratic Republic of the Congo Territory UK India Maldives Nepal
278
Eastern and Southern Africa 248 Map Protected areas
286
North Africa and the Middle East 258
312
International protected areas
318
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Managing the marine environment
146

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Über den Autor (2008)

Stuart Chape is Program Manager--Island Ecosystems Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP), and formerly Head--World Heritage and Protected Areas Program, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Mark D. Spalding, lead author of the popular World Atlas of Coral Reefs (UC Press) and author of A Guide to the Coral Reefs of the Caribbean (UC Press), has worked extensively with the United Nations Environment Program and is now Senior Marine Scientist in the The Nature Conservancy's Global Conservation Approach Team. Martin D. Jenkins is Senior Advisor, Species Conservation at UNEP's World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

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