The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation is published by IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). It is published twice a year as an online, open-access and peer reviewed journal. You can find the issues below or through the PARKS Journal website. To contribute to PARKS please contact the editor and follow the IUCN WCPA Parks Author guidelines May 2012
The latest issue of PARKS (the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation) has just been released and can be downloaded HERE.
The November issue of PARKS marks the acceptance of the journal for indexing in Scopus, the world’s largest bibliographic database of peer-reviewed scientific literature. All papers published form 2017 onwards will be included in the Scopus database.
Articles in this issue span the usual broad spectrum of issues of relevance to protected area professionals. At an international policy level papers consider the status and prospects for achieving Aichi biodiversity target 11 and whether the developing clarity around ‘other effective area based conservation measures’ or OECMs will make a positive contribution to recognition and support for territories and areas conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs).
Other papers examine patterns of forest loss in Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique and a case study of organisational change in a protected area agency in Saint Lucia, West Indes. This issue also addresses twitter use by seven park agencies in North America that was examined over two time periods to determine how use of this social media is evolving, while another paper presents a case study on using remotely sensed imagery to monitor impacts of feral horses on vegetation in Australia’s alpine parks.
This issue also sees the introduction of book reviews for the first time, with four recent books on protected areas reviewed. Sadly, the issue also contains an obituary for Wayne Lotter, whose targeted killing in Tanzania in August shocked and saddened the conservation world.
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