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

By Nigel Dudley,Sue Stolton

such a lot safe parts (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) were created to guard natural world and land- and seascape values. They presently disguise over thirteen% of the world's land floor, round 12% of marine coastal parts and four% of the marine shelf. protecting and increasing those parts sooner or later depends upon exhibiting their wider merits for society.

This e-book offers a concise and persuasive review of the values of safe components. Contributing authors from over fifty nations learn quite a lot of values which are maintained in secure components, together with meals, water and fabrics; healthiness; tourism; cultural and non secular values; and buffering skill opposed to weather switch and ordinary failures. The publication additionally considers the position of secure parts in poverty relief options, their dating with conventional and indigenous humans and in fostering clash solution via peace parks projects.

The chapters draw on a chain of authoritative experiences released by way of WWF over fresh years below the 'Arguments for cover' banner, in organization with numerous companions, and on extra study conducted in particular for the amount. It analyses the possibilities and boundaries of safe components for offering many of the values in addition to sensible recommendation for planners and executives approximately maximising advantages. It presents a major contribution to the controversy in regards to the position of secure parts in conservation and different elements of common source administration and human livelihoods.

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