Protected area management

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Edited by: Yeqiao Wang



Designated protected areas are diverse in scope and purpose and have expanded from Yellowstone National Park in the United States, the world’s first national park, to 157,897 parks and protected areas distributed globally. Most are publicly owned and serve multiple needs that reflect regional or national cultures. With ever-increasing threats to the integrity of protected areas, managers are turning to flexible management practices such as scenario planning and adaptive management.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Protected area management
DOI 10.1081/E-ENRL-120048426
Volume 1
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Publisher location New York, NY
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 4 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of Natural Resources: Land
First page 385
Last page 388
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N