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Expanding Partnerships in Conservation - Jeffrey A. McNeely

Expanding Partnerships in Conservation

By: Jeffrey A. McNeely (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1995
ISBN: 9781559633512
Number Of Pages: 318

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Protected areas around the globe - national parks, wildlife reserves, biosphere reserves - will prosper only if they are supported by the public, the private sector, and the full range of government agencies. Yet such support is unlikely unless society appreciates the importance of protected areas to their own interests, and the protected areas are well-managed and contribute to the national welfare in a cost-effective way.
A crucial foundation for success is full cooperation between individuals and institutions. Based on papers presented at the IVth World Congress on National Parks and Protected Areas, Expanding Partnerships in Conservation explores how new and stronger partnerships can be formed between managers of protected areas and other sectors of society. It describes a range of activities currently underway in many parts of the world that are intended to improve conservation efforts at the international, national, and local level.
The book will be a valuable resource for anyone involved with establishing new protected areas, improving the management of existing areas, and building more positive relationships with the people who live in and around the protected areas.

Contributors
Preface
Partnerships for Conservation: An Introductionp. 1
New Partners in Conservation: How to Expand Public Support for Protected Areasp. 13
How to Build Local Support for Protected Areasp. 19
Protection of the Earth's Environment and Corporate Ethics for the Futurep. 25
Institutional Options for Managing Protected Areasp. 30
Bringing in the Law: Legal Strategies for Integrating Habitat Conservation into Land Use Planning and Managementp. 39
Social Science and Protected Area Management: The Principles of Partnershipp. 45
Biosphere Reserves: A Comprehensive Approachp. 58
Forestry and Protected Areas: A Natural Partnershipp. 65
Medicinal Plants and Protected Areasp. 75
The Evolution of Zoos, Aquaria, and Botanic Gardens in Relation to Protected Areasp. 82
Fisheries and Protected Areasp. 88
Protected Areas and the Hydrological Cyclep. 105
Protected Areas as a Protection Against Natural Hazardsp. 115
Protected Areas and the Tourism Industryp. 127
Energy Exploitation and Protected Areasp. 134
Protected Areas as Investmentsp. 142
How to Involve Women in Protected Area Issuesp. 151
Redefining National Security: The Military and Protected Areasp. 156
No Park Is an Islandp. 169
Protected Areas and the Private Sector: Building NGO Relationshipsp. 178
Innovative Partners: The Value of Nongovernment Organizations in Establishing and Managing Protected Areasp. 188
Lessons from 35 Years of Private Preserve Management in the USA: The Preserve System of the Nature Conservancyp. 197
Partnerships Between Rural People and Protected Areas: Understanding Land Use and Natural Resource Decisionsp. 206
Working with People Who Live in Protected Areasp. 215
People and Their Participation: New Approaches to Resolving Conflicts and Promoting Cooperationp. 223
Aboriginal Societies, Tourism, and Conservation: The Case of Canada's Northwest Territoriesp. 234
Stewardship: Landowners as Partners in Conservationp. 243
The South African Natural Heritage Program: A New Partnership Among Government, Landowners, and the Business Sectorp. 252
Agreements Between Conservation Agencies and Tribal Neighbors in South Africap. 261
Communities, Parks, and Regional Planning: A Co-Management Strategy Based on the Zimbabwean Experiencep. 270
Neighbors as Partners of Protected Areasp. 280
Indexp. 291
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781559633512
ISBN-10: 1559633514
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 1st November 1995
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2