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This book discusses biodiversity, management and environmental issues of several national parks around the world. The first chapter presents general principles of access to national parks for tourism and recreation under the provisions of the Nature Conservation Act. Chapter Two examines the contribution of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) exploitation to poverty alleviation in the Fako-Meme Forest region of Cameroon, as well as the nexus between NTFPs exploitation and forest conservation. Chapter Three studies the visitors' profile and travel motivations for the Peneda-Gerês National Park of Portugal. Chapter Four focuses on the welfare of captive breeding stock for reintroductions into Saudi Arabian national parks.
Chapter 1 pp. 1-28.
Tourism and Recreation in Polish National Parks - Formal and Legal Conditions
(Emilia Janeczko, Department of Forest Utilization, Faculty of Forestry, Warsaw University of Life Science, Warsaw, Poland)
Chapter 2 pp. 29-54.
Non-Timber Forest Products Exploitation and Forest Conservation in Fako and Meme Divisions of Cameroon
(Theophilus Moto Mukete, Tata Emmanuel Sunjo and Cornelius Mbifung Lambi, Department of Geography, University of Buea, Cameroon)
Chapter 3 pp. 55-90.
The Peneda-Gerês National Park Visitors’ Profile and Travel Motivations: Implications for Relationship Marketing
(Sónia Nogueira, Lusófona University, Porto, Portugal)
Chapter 4 pp. 91-126.
Welfare of Captive Breeding Stock for Reintroductions into Saudi Arabian National Parks: Assessment of Aggressiveness and Dominance Hierarchies in True Gazelles (Gazella spp.) using Social Network Analysis
(Torsten Wronski, David Bierbach, Moritz Klein, Ping Sun, and Martin Plath, Zoological Society of London, Conservation Programs, London, UK, and others)