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Transforming Parks and Protected Areas: Policy and Governance in a Changing World

Edited By: Kevin Stuart Hanna, Douglas Andrew Clark and D Scott Slocombe

240 pages, 10 tabs, 30 halftones


Hardback | Oct 2007 | #165081 | ISBN-13: 9780415374231
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Worldwide, the protection of natural and heritage resources through protected areas is increasingly based on applying ecological principles, and the concept of ecosystem-based management has become broadly accepted over the last twenty years. This time period has also seen unprecedented and rapid global-scale social and ecological change, which has seriously weakened many protection efforts. However, such change has created awareness and opportunities for new and traditional approaches to protected areas management.

Awareness of the need for integrating social and economic concerns with ecological elements in protected areas and parks management has grown steadily in recent years. Park managers, policy makers, researchers and civil society movements have sought more critical examinations of the rapidly evolving field of protected area management, and an assessment of recent experiences and policy influences worldwide. This book applies critical and political economic approaches to analysing current theories, practices, philosophies and emerging issues in the design and operation of parks and protected areas.


1. Introduction: Protected Areas in a Changing World "Kevin Hanna, Douglas A. Clark, and D. Scott Slocombe" Part 1. The Challenges of Governance 2. Evolution of Contexts for Protected Areas Governance "George Francis" 3. Governance Models for Parks, Recreation, and Tourism "Paul F.J. Eagles" 4. Information Technology and the Protection of Biodiversity in Protected Areas Michael "S. Quinn and Shelley M. Alexander" 5. Anthropological Contributions to Protected Area Management "Melissa J. Remis and Rebecca Hardin" 6. Steering Governance Through Regime Formation at the Landscape Scale: Evaluating Experiences in Canadian Biosphere Reserves Rebecca "M. Pollock, Maureen G. Reed and Graham S. Whitelaw" Part 2. Critical Perspectives 7. Conflict and Protected Areas Establishment: British Columbia's Political Parks "Kevin S. Hanna, Roderick W. Negrave, Brian Kutas, and Dushan Jojkic" 8. Deconstructing Ecological Integrity Policy in Canadian National Parks "Douglas A. Clark, Shaun Fluker, and Lee Risby" 9. The Science and Management Interface in National Parks "R. Gerald Wright" 10. Indigenous Peoples and Protected Heritage Areas: Acknowledging Cultural Pluralism "David Neufeld" 11. Political Ecology Perspectives on Ecotourism to Parks and Protected Areas "Lisa M. Campbell, Noella J. Gray, and ZoA" A. Meletis" 12. Summary and Synthesis "Douglas A. Clark, Kevin S. Hanna, and D. Scott Slocombe"

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Kevin Hanna teaches environment and resource policy, environmental assessment and land use planning at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research centres on integrated natural resource management, impact assessment, forestry communities, and regional planning approaches. Scott Slocombe has taught resource and environmental management at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1989. His research and consulting interests focus on protected areas, environmental planning, management, policy and education, and systems approaches. Doug Clark studies and teaches governance for social-ecological systems, focusing on the circumpolar north. Doug spent 11 years with Parks Canada in a variety of postings, including as the first Chief Warden of Canada's Wapusk National Park established in 1997. He has twice received Parks Canada's Award of Excellence from the Agency's C.E.O. and in 2004 he became a Canon National Parks Science Scholar.

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