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National Parks and Protected Areas: Keystones to by J. G. Nelson, Rafal Serafin (auth.), James Gordon Nelson,

By J. G. Nelson, Rafal Serafin (auth.), James Gordon Nelson, Rafal Serafin (eds.)

National parks and guarded components provide a wealth of ecological and social contributions or prone to people and existence on the earth. This e-book describes the strengths of nationwide parks and guarded parts in numerous elements of Europe and North the USA and the demanding situations to the whole awareness in their targets. It indicates that they're helpful not just in holding infrequent species and biodiversity, but additionally in keeping water provide and different assets essential to tourism and to fiscal and social improvement ordinarily. principles and knowledge on valuable making plans, administration and decision-making preparations are awarded, and study wishes are identified.

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Oikos 45: 421-427. A. 1993. Ecological mechanisms and landscape ecology. Oikos 66: 369-380. T. 1995. Fractal patterns of insect movement in microlandscape mosaic. Ecology 76: 663-666. A. 1994. Using fractal analysis to assess how species perceive landscape structure. Landscape Ecology 9: 25-36. Landscape Approaches to National Parks and Protected Areas Adrian Phillips 1 Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK and Chairman of IUCN's Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas Abstract.

Although cultural landscapes are treated as a type of cultural site, most will clearly have important natural qualities too. Therefore their inclusion in the Convention requires collaboration between the two advisory bodies: IUCN for natural values and ICOMOS for cultural ones. These are as yet early days. Three cultural landscapes have been designated. e. Tongariro in New Zealand; and Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park - in the Ayers Rock area of central Australia. These are now also inscribed for their associative values to the Maori and Aboriginal peoples.

3 Wilderness versus Landscape Nearly 30 years later we can see that this approach to the protection of nature was seriously deficient in two important respects: I. The concept of wilderness areas of pristine nature is largely discredited, and 2. The importance of protecting other areas in which nature lives alongside humanity is increasingly recognized. 1 There is No Pristine Nature Left The mythical pristine environment exists only - or very largely - il1 human imagination. It is now known, for example, that Australia's plants and animals, and indeed its whole landscape, have been dominated by human-induced land use practices (notably fire) going back perhaps 50,000 or even 60,000 years (Hill and Press, 1994).

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