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eBook National Parks and Protected Areas: Their Role in Environmental Protection ePub

by R. G. Wright,John Lemons

  • ISBN: 0865424969
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: R. G. Wright,John Lemons
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (October 29, 1996)
  • Pages: 496
  • ePub book: 1929 kb
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It illustrates the role that these guiding principles of ecosystem management play in protecting landscapes of various scales-ranging from a complete system of protected areas to an individual park. The use of case examples provides background and understanding of the often contentious role natural processes play in park ecosystems.

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Protected areas or conservation areas are locations which receive protection because of their recognized natural, ecological or cultural values. There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection depending on the enabling laws of each country or the regulations of the international organizations involved.

Environmental protection is the practice of protecting the natural environment by individuals, organizations and governments. Its objectives are to conserve natural resources and the existing natural environment and, where possible, to repair damage. Its objectives are to conserve natural resources and the existing natural environment and, where possible, to repair damage and reverse trends. Due to the pressures of overconsumption, population growth and technology, the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently.

For protecting wild species, wildlife sanctuaries, parks and zoos are created. Non-governmental agencies or voluntary organizations can play a very important role in environmental protection and management

For protecting wild species, wildlife sanctuaries, parks and zoos are created. The government undertakes these projects at various levels but it faces many problems. The foremost problem is related to lack of cooperation. Non-governmental agencies or voluntary organizations can play a very important role in environmental protection and management. These agencies are free from government control and they can take decisions on their own and can undertake activities, which they like. They have the advantage of being in direct contact with the masses.

Protected areas – national parks, wilderness areas, community .

Protected areas – national parks, wilderness areas, community conserved areas, nature reserves and so on – are a mainstay of biodiversity conservation, while also contributing to people’s livelihoods, particularly at the local level. Protected areas are at the core of efforts towards conserving nature and the services it provides us – food, clean water supply, medicines and protection from the impacts of natural disasters.

Recent papers in National Parks and Protected Areas. Air pollution is one of the greatest environmental health risks facing people worldwide. Reference values can be qualitative or quantitative by their nature and they generally represent the desirable resource condition. Our comparison of natural resource data to the appropriate reference conditions utilized a three-color, ‘stoplight’ approach.

National park systemnational park system . The national park system preserves the natural and cultural resources of the United States for the benefit of present and future generations. Advocates stressed the essential role of parks as scientific laboratories, arguing for areas to be protected in their natural condition. Early park programs such as animal shows and predator extermination came under severe criticism. George Wright, Ben Thompson, and Joseph Dixon, biologists in the employ of the newly created Wildlife Division (1933), emerged as champions of "total preservation.

National Parks and Protected Areas explores the roles that national parks play in preserving and understanding biodiversity and related ecosystem processes. As the gateway to the conservation effort, parks can no longer be viewed as distinct, separate entities. They must be understood and managed in the context of their surrounding ecological and cultural landscapes. National Parks and Protected Areas outlines the reasons why ecosystem management serves as a functional paradigm for parks and protected areas, and presents the supporting historical, political, ecological and legal bases. It illustrates the role that these guiding principles of ecosystem management play in protecting landscapes of various scales--ranging from a complete system of protected areas to an individual park. The use of case examples provides background and understanding of the often contentious role natural processes play in park ecosystems. Recognizing that management of protected areas requires constant survelllance and monitoring to identify changes and trends, National Parks and Protected Areas clearly identifies the real value of maintaining pristine protected areas.