Multiple Benefits for Conservation and Use
Most protected areas (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) have been created to protect wildlife and land- and seascape values. They currently cover over 13% of the world's land surface, around 12% of marine coastal areas and 4% of the marine shelf. Retaining and expanding these areas in the...
Published March 24th 2010 by Routledge
Assessing Forests at a Landscape Scale
Series: The Earthscan Forest Library
Deforestation is frequently a topic of discussion in the environmental arena, but it is not just the number of trees that matters; the quality of the forest is also important. Even where the forest area is stable or increasing, there are often rapid changes in its character. Natural forests are...
Published September 1st 2006 by Unknown
New Strategies for Planning and Management for Protected Areas
Taking into consideration the fact that many ecosystems are under-represented in protected areas of land and water and traditional management methods have often been ineffective, this volume describes how improvements can be made. Specifically, it explores ways of ensuring that all major ecosystems...
Published May 1st 1999 by Unknown