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National Parks and Protected Areas: Management Strategies for Balancing Social, Economic and Ecological Values of Nature

Essential reference for protected area managers

By: Tony Prato and Dan Fagre

446 pages, Tabs

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | Jun 2005 | #147944 | ISBN: 0813812488
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About this book

Written from a multidisciplinary, systems perspective this book focuses on science and knowledge-based natural resource management. It clarifies methods for dealing with social, economic and ecological dynamics and uncertainty, and gives explanations of the usefulness of biophysical and economic simulation models and information management technologies: GIS, remote sensing, decision support-systems, and computer animation. There is also a discussion on the role of local communities and collaborative decision making methods in designing and implementing management strategies.

The balance of nature in any strict sense has been upset long ago...The only option we have is to create a new balance objectively determined for each area in accordance with the intended use of that area." --Aldo Leopold, 1927, in a letter to the Superintendent of Glacier National Park


Contents

Preface. Contemporary Issues in Protected Area Management. Role and Status of Protected Areas. Cultural Values. Social, Economic, and Ecological Values.Institutional Environment. Selection and Delineation. Concepts for Ecosystem Management. Approaches to Ecosystem Management. Case Studies in Protected Area Management - I. Case Studies in Protected Area Management - II. Future Planning and Management. Synthesis. Index.

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Biography

Tony Prato is Professor of Ecological Economics, Co-Director, Center for Agricultural, Resource and Environmental Systems, University of Missouri-Columbia. Dan Fagre is Research Ecologist and Global Climate Change Coordinator, USGS Science Center, West Glacier, Montana.

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