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Making Parks Work : Strategies for Preserving Tropical Nature - John Terborgh

Making Parks Work

Strategies for Preserving Tropical Nature

By: John Terborgh (Editor), Carel van Schaik (Editor), Lisa Davenport (Editor), Madhu Rao (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2002
ISBN: 9781559639057
Number Of Pages: 511

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Most scientists and researchers working in tropical areas are convinced that parks and protected areas are the only real hope for saving land and biodiversity in those regions. Rather than giving up on parks that are foundering, ways must be found to strengthen them, and Making Parks Work offers a vital contribution to that effort. Focusing on the "good news" -- success stories from the front lines and what lessons can be taken from those stories -- the book gathers experiences and information from thirty leading conservationists into a guidebook of principles for effective management of protected areas. The book: offers a general overview of the status of protected areas worldwide presents case studies from Africa, Latin America, and Asia written by field researchers with long experience working in those areas analyzes a variety of problems that parks face and suggests policies and practices for coping with those problems explores the broad philosophical questions of conservation and how protected areas can -- and must -- resist the mounting pressures of an overcrowded worldContributors include Mario Boza, Katrina Brandon, K. Ullas Karanth, Randall Kramer, Jeff Langholz, John F. Oates, Carlos A. Peres, Herman Rijksen, Nick Salafsky, Thomas T. Struhsaker, Patricia C. Wright, and others.

List of Figuresp. xiii
List of Tablesp. xv
Prefacep. xvii
Why the World Needs Parksp. 3
Integrated Conservation and Development Projects: Problems and Potentialp. 15
The History of Protection: Paradoxes of the Past and Challenges for the Futurep. 30
Case Studies
Scenes from the Front Lines of Conservationp. 53
West Africa: Tropical Forest Parks on the Brinkp. 57
Parks in the Congo Basin: Can Conservation and Development Be Reconciled?p. 76
Conservation in Anarchy: Key Conditions for Successful Conservation of the Okapi Faunal Reservep. 86
Strategies for Conserving Forest National Parks in Africa with a Case Study from Ugandap. 97
Making a Rain Forest National Park Work in Madagascar: Ranomafana National Park and Its Long-term Research Commitmentp. 112
Latin America
Expanding Conservation Area Networks in the Last Wilderness Frontiers: The Case of Brazilian Amazoniap. 137
The National Sanctuary Pampas del Heath: Case Study of a Typical "Paper Park" under Management of an NGOp. 149
Successes and Failings of the Monteverde Reserve Complex and Costa Rica's System of National Protected Areasp. 156
Privately Owned Parksp. 172
Nagarahole: Limits and Opportunities in Wildlife Conservationp. 189
Conserving the Leuser Ecosystem: Politics, Policies, and Peoplep. 203
Conservation of Protected Areas in Thailand: A Diversity of Problems, a Diversity of Solutionsp. 218
Biodiversity Conservation in the Kingdom of Bhutanp. 232
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ISBN: 9781559639057
ISBN-10: 1559639059
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 511
Published: 1st March 2002
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2