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National Parks and Protected Areas
Approaches for Balancing Social, Economic, and Ecological Values
by Tony Prato

National Parks and Protected Areas is peerless in its unified treatment of the issues surrounding this subject.

From decision-making for planning and management to the principles of ecology and economics, National Parks and Protected Areas examines the analytical methods, information technologies, and planning and management problems associated with protected area planning and management.

Features Include:

  • A multidisciplinary, systems perspective
  • Focus on science- and knowledge-based natural resource management
  • Concentration on North American national parks and protected areas with information and examples from other parts of the world
  • Clarification of methods for dealing with social, economic, and ecological uncertainty
  • Explanations of biophysical and economic simulation models and information management technologies: GIS, remote sensing, decision support systems, computer animation, etc.
  • Discussion of the role of local communities and joint decision making for designing and implementing management strategies
  • Case studies which show multi-dimensional decision-making for specific management problems and issues

Contents

  1. Contemporary Issues in Protected Area Management
  2. Role and Status of Protected Areas
  3. Cultural Values
  4. Social, Economic, and Ecological Values
  5. Institutional Environment
  6. Selection and Delineation
  7. Concepts for Ecosystem Management
  8. Approaches to Ecosystem Managment
  9. Case Studies in Protected Area Management-I
  10. Case Studies in Protected Area Managemetn-II
  11. Future Planning and Management
  12. Synthesis

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National Parks and Protected Areas
Approaches for Balancing Social, Economic, and Ecological Values
by Tony Prato

2005 • 446 pages • $158.95 + shipping
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