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Parks in Transition: Biodiversity, Rural Development and the Bottom Line

Edited By: Brian Child

267 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2004 | #142618 | ISBN: 1844070697
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Hardback | Dec 2004 | #142619 | ISBN: 1844070689
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About this book

Examines the competing demands on parks and provides lessons, derived from over 50 case studies, applicable to parks around the world. The book offers advice on park management in transitional economies where the challenges of poverty and governance can be severe. It also explores the problematic linkages between park authorities and the political system.


Private sector; CBNRM; history; park performance; new ways of managing the functions of parks; park innovations; commercialization; who and what; biodiversity goals; non-biological goals; performance framework; conclusions.

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Brian Child is Chair of the Southern Africa Sustainable Use Specialist Group (SASUSG) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), which promotes a convergence of biodiversity conservation and economic strategies.

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