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Science and the Management of Protected Areas

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ISBN13: 9780444891631
ISBN: 0444891633
Published: March 1992
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Format: Hardback
Price: £129.80

As a result of the consumption of wildland by the demands of a growing world human population, parks and other protected areas are becoming increasingly important. The role of science in the effective management of such areas is a critical consideration if protected areas are to serve their several functions as recreational areas, heritage and educational resources, wildlife refuges, natural repositories of endangered species, reference sites for scientific research, and sites set aside simply for their intrinsic natural value as wilderness.;In this volume strategies to combat accelerating decline in global biodiversity are put forward. Legal protection requires explicit strategies for the management of natural systems, such as the scientific approach to land use planning and reserve selection and design. Science should play an essential role in assisting in the definition of strategic objectives and providing means for the realization of those objectives. The natural systems requiring protection are dynamic and management objectives are of necessity very long term.;Science and the Management of Protected Areas provides a wealth of information on floral and faunal management, global change research, water quality, human impacts and tourism. It is the first book ever to bring together the perspectives of both environmental scientists and the administrative managers of protected areas and, as such, it will be useful to both the scientific community and to Land Managers.

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Preface. SAMPA Declaration. Seven Sacred Prayer. Workshop Reports. Addresses of Conference Attendees. Holistic Perspectives. Strengthening Protected Areas Through Philosophy, Science and Management: A Global Perspective (H.K. Eidsvik). A Land Manager's Perspective on Science and Parks Management (D.M. Lohnes). Why Protect ""Natural"" Areas Within our Dynamic Cultural Landscape? (C. Maser).
Chapter 1. Management Strategies in Terrestrial and Marine Environments. Towards a Biological Survey of the U.S. National Park System (M. Ruggiero, T. Stohlgren and G. Waggoner). Great Barrier Reef Marine Park - research for Better Management (P. Ottesen and S. Woodley). The Struggle over Ecosystem Management at Yellowstone (B. Goldstein). Dynamic Interactions Between Regional Development and Kutai National Park, East Kalimantan, Indonesia (R. Dahuri). Management Planning in the British Reserve Context (T. Reed and M. Alexander). Management of Natural Resources in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia (C. Drysdale, R. Farrier and N. Wentzell). Elk Island National Park Alberta, Canada - a Historical Perspective of Protected Area Management (C.B. Blyth and R.J. Hudson). Critical Marine Mammal Habitat in Offshore Waters: the Need for Protection (A. Faucher and L.S. Weilgart). A Right Whale Conservation Plan for the Waters of Atlantic Canada (S.D. Kraus and M.W. Brown).
Chapter 2. Land-use Planning and the Selection and Design of Reserves. Land-use Planning of Protected Areas: an Approach Based on the Ecological Value (J.-L. Bourdages, G. Domon, P. Drapeau and A. Bouchard). Canadian Ecosystems: a Systems Approach to their Conservation (A.M. Turner, C.D.A. Rubec and E.B. Wiken). Protecting Ontario's Natural Diversity Through Provincial Parks and Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (K.G. McCleary, R.J. Davidson and T.J. Beechey). A Park Selection Model: a Tool for Selecting New National Parks (C.A. Mondor). The Planning of a Protected Area in the Chihuahuan Desert (Mexico) (J.A. Carrera and E. Canales). Socio-economic and Biological Analysis for Buffer Zone Establishment (J. Schelhas).
Chapter 3. Putting Protected Area Policy into Action and the Role of Partnerships. Guidelines for Managing Research in Protected Areas (J. Thorsell). Bridging the Gap between Biologists and Managers - Resource Management Audits (P.A. Maclaren). Removing Bottlenecks in the Transfer of Park Research Information (N. Shelton). A New Direction for Science in the Canadian Parks Service, Western Region (B.C. Lieff). Information Needs for Resource Management in Australian Marine Protected Areas, 1989-90 (D.M. Welch). Is Scientific Expertise Enough to be Effective in Parks Management? (A.A. Einsiedel and L.P. Brown). The Cooperative Management of Natural Resources in Natal, South Africa (D. Cook).
Chapter 4. Management of Fauna and Flora. The Roles of Legal Protection Versus Intervention in Conserving the New Zealand Tuatara, Sphenodon (C.H. Daugherty, D.R. Towns, A. Cree and J.M. Hay).