• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The World's Protected Areas: Status, Values and Prospects in the 21st Century (Hardback)
  • The World's Protected Areas: Status, Values and Prospects in the 21st Century (Hardback)
zoom

The World's Protected Areas: Status, Values and Prospects in the 21st Century (Hardback)

(editor), (editor), (editor), (foreword), (foreword), (author)
£39.95
Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 23/12/2008
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Extensively illustrated with maps, color photographs, and graphics, this state-of-the-art reference offers a comprehensive and authoritative status report on the world's 100,000 parks, nature reserves, and other land and marine areas currently designated as protected areas. Now covering over 12 per cent of the Earth's land surface, protected areas are the great strongholds of biodiversity and landscape conservation. They also provide a wide range of valuable ecosystem services: protecting food and water supplies; regulating weather patterns; protecting watersheds and coastlines from erosion; maintaining places of historical or cultural significance for recreation, solace or spiritual wellbeing; generating income and employment from tourism; and, more. This timely volume offers a benchmark overview of where these protected areas exist worldwide, what they have and have not accomplished, what threats they face, and how they can be better managed to achieve the goals of conserving biodiversity and other natural resources. It is co-published by UNEP-WCMC.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520246607
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 1429 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

Four Fields
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Sand County Almanac
Added to basket
Salar the Salmon
Added to basket
White Beech
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Brush With Nature
Added to basket
An African Love Story
Added to basket
The Sea Around Us
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Vibrant Matter
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
Last Chance To See
Added to basket
The Sixth Extinction
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
My First Summer In The Sierra
Added to basket
The Unofficial Countryside
Added to basket
Zoo Conservation Biology
Added to basket
Esme - Guardian of Snowdonia
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.