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Protected Areas and the Regional Planning Imperative

Edited By: J Gordon Nelson, JC Day, Lucy M Sportza, James Loucky and Carlos Vasquez

480 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

University of Calgary Press

Paperback | May 2003 | #137690 | ISBN: 155238084X
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Collection of essays presenting new protected area theory, method and practice. It reinforces the theme of regional planning which is vital if North America is to retain continental biodiversity, and considers the history, ecology, policy and planning of protected areas while raising awareness of their contribution to society. Moves readers from a mentality of the past that saw protected areas as "fortresses," to a wider understanding where protected areas are seen as interdependent with other landscapes in the matters of biodiversity, ecological integrity and environmental health.

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Gordon Nelson is a distinguished professor emeritus and Chair of the Heritage Resources Centre at University of Waterloo. Chad Day is a professor emeritus in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. Lucy M. Sportza is a PhD candidate at the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. James Loucky is a professor of anthropology at Western Washington University. Carlos Vasquez directs the Masters in Environmental Management at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, in Tijuana.

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