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The Tangled Web of People, Landscapes, and Protected Areas

Ruth Defries

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Protected areas currently comprise a substantial land use and cover 14% of the Earth’s land surface. Their expansion in recent decades, combined with increasing economic growth and aspirations in ... More


Application of SMART software for conservation area management

Drew T. Cronin, Anthony Dancer, Barney Long, Antony J. Lynam, Jeff Muntifering, Jonathan Palmer, and Richard A. Bergl

in Conservation Technology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198850243
eISBN:
9780191885471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850243.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Wildlife species worldwide are under threat from a range of anthropogenic threats, with declines primarily caused by overexploitation and habitat loss associated with an increasing human population ... More


The Spiritual and Cultural Significance of Nature: Inspiring Connections between People and Parks

Edwin Bernbaum

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores various ways that the cultural and spiritual significance of nature can play a key role in addressing challenges that the US National Park Service faces in engaging people and ... More


Strategic Conversation: Mission and Relevance of National Parks

Kelly A. Kulhanek, Lauren C. Ponisio, Adam C. Schneider, and Rachel E. Walsh (eds)

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

On 25 August 1916, the National Park Service Organic Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, thereby establishing the agency and its mission in a mere 731 words. The key mission, still ... More


Strategic Conversation: Stewardship of Parks in a Changing World

Meagan F. Oldfather, Kelly J. Easterday, Maggie J. Raboin, and Kelsey J. Scheckel (eds)

in Science, Conservation, and National Parks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226422954
eISBN:
9780226423142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226423142.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In a world with rapidly changing climate, rising sea levels, invasive species, and shifting disturbance regimes, national parks face huge stewardship challenges. Parks are challenged with reconciling ... More


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