Protected Landscapes and Wild Biodiversity

17 July 2012 | Downloads - publication
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Values of Protected Landscapes and Seascapes Series No. 3 Editors Nigel Dudley and Sue Stolton

Are Snowdonia and other similar protected areas with long-term and intensive human interactions an anachronism or a new model? In the past, conservationists have disagreed and this book is an attempt to look at some of the critical questions that have emerged in the last decade about the nature of protected areas, and nature inside protected areas. In particular, it examines whether ‘softer’ and more inclusive forms of protected areas, such as ‘protected land- and seascapes’ (category V in IUCN nomenclature), can be an effective tool for biodiversity conservation, and if so when they are likely to be most effective. While the two earlier volumes in this series looked at the way that these particular types of protected area support first agrobiodiversity and then cultural and spiritual values, this third volume investigates the value of wild biodiversity protected in category V areas. It begins what will hopefully be an ongoing process to investigate wild biodiversity within these management approaches and to analyse the scientific and conservation values of these areas in more depth.


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1 Larry Hamilton WCPA- Mountains and Connectivity Conservation
Latest work of Dudley and Stolton
I fail to comprehend how these two editors can be so productive (prolific), while maintaining high standards of quality.. Topic is extremely timely
July 26, 2012 - 22:14
2 Stephen Woodley IUCN
well done
Congratulations to Sue and Nigel et al on another great conservation publication. What a body of work!
July 20, 2012 - 20:28
3 Indian Biodiveristy Talks Indian Biodiversity Talks
Need for more inclusive protected areas
Though it is still debated whether more stricter forms of conservation is needed in protected areas, if more sustainable and inclusive forms of conservation are not pursued, local community support will be scarce in such attempts.
The absence of enough local community support will adversely affect the implementation and maintenance of conservation efforts.
So the need of the hour is to formulate better inclusive conservation measures which do not compromise the real intention of saving the remaining diversity of life on the planet.
July 20, 2012 - 14:28
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