Arguments for Protected Areas: Multiple Benefits for by Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley

By Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley

Such a lot safe components (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) were created to guard flora and fauna and land- and seascape values. They presently conceal over thirteen% of the world's land floor, round 12% of marine coastal components and four% of the marine shelf. maintaining and increasing those parts sooner or later is dependent upon exhibiting their wider advantages for society. This e-book offers a concise and persuasive evaluation of the values of secure parts. Contributing authors from over fifty nations research a variety of values which are maintained in safe components, together with nutrients, water and fabrics; healthiness; tourism; cultural and non secular values; and buffering skill opposed to weather switch and normal failures. The booklet additionally considers the position of safe parts in poverty aid techniques, their courting with conventional and indigenous humans and in fostering clash answer via peace parks projects. The chapters draw on a chain of authoritative reviews released by means of WWF over contemporary years less than the 'Arguments for cover' banner, in organization with a number of companions, and on extra learn conducted specifically for the quantity. It analyses the possibilities and obstacles of secure parts for delivering a few of the values besides functional suggestion for planners and executives approximately maximising advantages. It presents a major contribution to the controversy concerning the position of secure parts in conservation and different features of ordinary source administration and human livelihoods. released with WWF

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For example, when communities were relocated from the high plateau of Nyika National Park in Malawi, many went to the lowlands and succumbed to malaria, against which they had built up little natural resistance. • There is a growing number of confrontations between humans and wild animals – a phenomenon termed ‘Human Wildlife Conflict’ (HWC). The main driver behind HWC is that growing population pressure leads to the poorest in society pushing agricultural frontiers to more marginal areas that are often sanctuaries for wildlife species.

The first challenge was to develop a genuine and effective message in line with Parks Victoria’s core values. The message needed to trigger a perception in the minds of the public of an organization that exemplified the qualities and attributes of custodianship, environmental protection and a contribution to a civil society. The clear and simple slogan ‘Healthy Parks, Healthy People’ was used, implying that the environmental health of parks results in a healthy community and that spending active recreation time in a well cared for park environment can lead to greater health and fitness of both individuals and society.

The biodiversity preserved in protected areas has the potential to address immediate health problems, either as traditional medicines (still the primary health-care option for many people) or as constituents of pharmaceuticals. , 2006) and over a quarter of all known plants have been used medicinally (Farnsworth and Soejarto, 1988). Many are obtained from protected areas – which are sometimes their last strongholds. Medical drugs from natural products support an industry worth billions of dollars.

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