Protected Areas: Management, Benefits and Social Impacts


James A. Scott (Editor)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

BISAC: NAT011000

This book consists of several chapters dealing with the issue of environmental preservation of protected areas from a variety of perspectives. Chapter 1 deals with public management policies in Morocco, which in recent years have shifted from focusing on mass tourism to a more sustainable alternative by investing in protected areas, and the various roadblocks the country has faced in its attempt to do so. Chapter 2 focuses on Lar National Park, a protected area located northeast of Tehran, and how best to manage and preserve the area’s wildlife in consideration of the needs of native people. Chapter 3 analyzes environmental conservation laws in Nepal in connection with the rights of local people to access resources inside protected areas and proposes policies that would ensure a sustainable coexistence between humans and wildlife. Chapter 4 describes the impact that globalization has had on the introduction of invasive plant species in protected areas and the various ecosystem services these species can provide. Chapter 5 discusses how human society threatens protected areas in Argentina, and how environmental justice studies can contribute to improving the management effectiveness of protected areas considering their relationships with local communities. Chapter 6 details how protected areas can improve human well-being across several dimensions, and Chapter 7 explains how arsenic contamination in fishing resources impacts Brazilian ecology and culture. Finally, Chapters 8 and 9 consider threats to marine protected areas in Brazil and the impacts and challenges of ecotourism in protected areas, respectively.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sustainability Challenges of Public Management Policies in Implementing Ecotourism Development Strategies Within Protected Areas: Five Lessons from Morocco
(Yassir Lamnadi – Tourism & Leisure Department, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain)

Chapter 2. Ecological and Social Management of Lar National Park in Iran: Methods, Program and Practical Measures in Protected Areas
(Ali Jahani and Maryam Saffariha – Assessment and Environment Risks Department, Research Center of Environment and Sustainable Development, Tehran, Iran, et al.)

Chapter 3. Review of Nepal’s Protected Area Laws in Relation to Human Wildlife Conflict
(Babu Ram Bhattarai, Wendy Wright and Damian Morgan – School of Science, Psychology and Sport, Federation University Australia, Gippsland Campus, Victoria, Australia, et al.)

Chapter 4. The Potential of Invasive Plant Species in The Remediation of Environmental Conservation Areas: A Case Study in The State of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
(Lucia Helena Soares de Sousa Pereira, Adriana Gioda, Adriana Haddad Nudi and Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis – Laboratório de Avaliação e Promoção da Saúde Ambiental, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 5. Environmental Justice Research for Improving the Management of Protected Areas in Argentina
(Juan Pablo Morea – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). Centro de Investigaciones Geográficas socioambientales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina, et al.)

Chapter 6. The Multidimensional Benefits to Well-Being Provided by Protected Areas: A Case Study in Ebro Delta Natural Park, Spain
(Alba Font-Barnet and Marta Gemma Nel-lo Andreu – GRATET, Geography Department, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain)

Chapter 7. Risks Associated to Arsenic Contamination in Fishing Resources: An Outlook of a Protected Brazilian Area
(Oswaldo Luiz de C. Maciel, Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis, and Wilson Machado – Fundação Instituto da Pesca do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FIPERJ), Niterói, RJ, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 8. Threatened Marine Protected Areas in Guanabara Bay, Brazil
(Grazielle Nascimento Silva, Nilva Brandini, Rut Díaz, Gwenaël Yves Abril and Wilson Machado – Department of Geochemistry, Federal Fluminense University, Niterói, RJ, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 9. Ecotourism in Protected Areas: Impacts and Challenges
(Nelissa Peralta – Social Sciences Department, University of Pará, Belém, Brazil)


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