World's Protected Areas by Stuart Chape
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World's Protected Areas
By Stuart Chape

The World's Protected Areas

Status, Values and Prospects in the 21st Century

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Format: Hardback

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World's Protected Areas by Stuart Chape

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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 per cent 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. It is co-published by UNEP-WCMC.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520246607
ISBN-10: 0520246608
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x 30mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stuart Chape

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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