The world’s protected areas: status, values and prospects in the 21st century

Author(s): Chape S, Spalding M, Jenkins M


This book provides a status report of progress in establishing protected areas and discusses their role in biodiversity conservation, the threats they face and the complex issues of management. The book consists of seven chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the development of protected areas. Chapter 2 examines the role of protected areas in conserving global biodiversity, provides an analysis of the extent of protection provided to the world's terrestrial and marine habitats and highlights the gaps in the global network of protected areas. Chapter 3 reviews the diverse range of threats confronting protected areas in virtually all areas of the world. Chapter 4 deals with the issues associated with establishing and managing protected areas and the importance of governance. Chapter 5 looks at management planning, the management of threats and the evaluation of management effectiveness. Chapter 6 reviews the special management issues and opportunities relating to the marine environment. Chapter 7 assesses what the future may hold for protected areas in the 21st century, examining the key issues of their roles and values, conservation effectiveness, resourcing and the need for political commitment to ensure that protected areas achieve their goals. The Regional Analysis provides an assessment of the status of protected areas, and a review of major issues and prospects, by the regions of the world as defined by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

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