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National Parks: Biodiversity, Conservation and Tourism
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Editors: Angus O'Reilly and Doran Murphy
Book Description:
National Parks (NPs) are mainly designed to protect the remaining "wilderness" of a given country and have primarily focused on the conservation of extraordinary areas or emblematic species. National parks have many roles among which "preserving nature" has become a matter of considerable social, political, economical and scientific concern. One of the major problems concerning National Parks is how to preserve their landscapes and biodiversity. While the diversity of plants and animals can be experimentally assessed, their protection involves the maintenance of their ecosystems and periodic monitoring. Any change in an environment can certainly have some effect on the plants and animals living there and so, the consequences of changes at a variety of scales is hard to predict although variations often lead to a reduction or homogenization of animal and plant diversity. In the long run, the positive role played by National Parks for nature conservation and tourism will be maintained if we ensure that social, economic and environmental goals are closely aligned. This new important book gathers the latest research in this field.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. The Forgotten Nature of National Parks, pp. 1-23
(Vincent Devictor and Laruent Godet)

Chapter 2. Balancing Management Needs for Conserving Biodiversity in Grand Canyon National Park, pp. 25-42
(Jerald C. Mast and Joy N. Mast)

Chapter 3. Determination of Optimum Management Strategy for Kure Mountains National Park in Turkey, pp. 43-60
(Ismet Dasdemir and Ersin Gungor)

Chapter 4. The Concept of Ecotourism Development with FQFD in the Kinmen National Park, pp. 61-84
(Tsuen-Ho Hsu and Ling-Zhong Lin)

Chapter 5. Protection of Nature-Chamois in the Slovak National Parks, pp. 85-115
(Stefancikova Asteria)

Chapter 6. The Dilemma of Balancing Conservation and Strong Tourism Interests in a Small National Park: The Case of Amboseli, Kenya, pp. 117-130
(Moses Makonjio Okello, John W. Kiringe, and John M. Kioko)

Chapter 7. Sacred Groves: Informal Protected Areas in the High Altitudes of Eastern Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India: Traditional Beliefs, Biodiversity and Conservation, pp. 131-146
(A.R. Barbhuiya, M.L. Khan, A. Arunachalam, S.D. Parbhu, and V. Chavan)

Chapter 8. High Temperature Environments Represent a Model for the Analysis of Bacterial Dynamics and Preservation of National Parks, pp. 147-159
(M.C. Portillo and J.M. Gonzalez)

Chapter 9. Microbial Diversity Supporting Unique Ecosystems within National Parks. The Donana National Park as an Example, pp. 161-172
(M.C. Portillo, M. Reina, L. Serrano, and J.M. Gonzalez)

Chapter 10. Fire: A Threat and a Lacking Tool for Biodiversity Conservation in Brazilian National Parks, pp. 173-180
(L. Koproski, P.R. Mangini, and J.G. Goldammer)

Chapter 11. Valuation of the Benefits of Wildlife Tourism in Remote Protected Areas: The Case of Gros Morne, pp. 181-199
(Roberto Martinez-Espineira)

Index pp.201-214

      Wildlife Protection, Destruction and Extinction
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 214.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-465-0
   Status: AV
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