By Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley
Such a lot secure components (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) were created to guard flora and fauna and land- and seascape values. They at the moment conceal over thirteen% of the world's land floor, round 12% of marine coastal components and four% of the marine shelf. conserving and increasing those parts sooner or later relies on exhibiting their wider merits for society. This ebook presents a concise and persuasive evaluation of the values of secure parts. Contributing authors from over fifty nations learn quite a lot of values which are maintained in safe components, together with meals, water and fabrics; wellbeing and fitness; tourism; cultural and non secular values; and buffering means opposed to weather switch and average mess ups. The ebook additionally considers the function of safe parts in poverty aid suggestions, their courting with conventional and indigenous humans and in fostering clash solution via peace parks projects. The chapters draw on a chain of authoritative experiences released by means of WWF over contemporary years less than the 'Arguments for cover' banner, in organization with quite a few companions, and on extra study performed in particular for the amount. It analyses the possibilities and obstacles of safe components for providing a number of the values besides useful recommendation for planners and bosses approximately maximising advantages. It presents a huge contribution to the talk concerning the function of secure parts in conservation and different features of traditional source administration and human livelihoods. released with WWF
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Medical drugs from natural products support an industry worth billions of dollars. As natural ecosystems come under pressure, the importance of protected areas as sites where researchers can find new genetic material is being recognized and is helping to pay for protected area establishment and management. The number of infectious diseases that are becoming resistant to existing pharmaceuticals makes the search for new drugs especially urgent. , 2006b), as are our oceans. Since the mid-1980s, over 2500 medically significant chemical compounds have been found in marine species (Tibbetts, 2004).
We wanted to achieve several things: • separating myth from reality – understanding the benefits that protected areas can, and cannot, provide to human society; • an expansion of evidence for benefits of protected areas away from a few wellused case studies; • the development of new partnerships to build a greater constituency for protected areas; • identification of important steps that could maximize these wider benefits; • an increase in the security of existing protected areas and cogent arguments for new protected areas; • support for the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas.
Arguments for Protected Areas: Multiple Benefits for Conservation Use by Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley