Parks and Protected Areas in Canada

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Parks and Protected Areas in Canada

 
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The fourth edition of Parks and Protected Areas is a comprehensive and engaging overview of park management and planning. The text introduces students to various theoretical approaches and their applications, case studies, and a range of themes and perspectives related to park management, with chapters contributed by a diverse range of experts and scholars in the field. Built on the strong groundwork of the previous editions, the fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, and includes several important changes that will ensure students gain a current understanding of park management. All chapters have been updated to reflect current federal and provincial legislation, and two new chapters - one on climate change and another on urban parks - have been added, as well as information on counteracting falling park attendance through engaging youth and new Canadians, and an increased focus on marine parks. This edition will also feature a brand new image bank containing a complete collection of all images, tables, and figures from the text.

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About the Author:

Philip Dearden is a professor and chair of geography at the University of Victoria. He is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN and has been active in the planning and management of protected areas in many different countries, especially in Asia. He is the chair of
Canada's Working Group on Marine Protected Areas under the Ocean Management Research Network and co-chair of Parks Canada's NMCA Marine Science Network. He is particularly interested in incentive-based conservation in marine environments and zoning and has an active research program on the topic in
Southeast Asia. He is the co-author of Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective also published by Oxford University Press Canada.

Rick Rollins is a faculty member in the Department of Recreation and Tourism at Malaspina University College and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. His teaching and research deal with recreation behaviour and management in natural settings.

Mark Needham is an associate professor at Oregon State University and the Gene D. Knudson Chair in Forestry Education. He also serves as director of the Natural Resources, Tourism, and Recreation (NATURE) Studies Lab. He is the editor of the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife. His research
interests include the human dimensions of natural resources, recreation, tourism, and wildlife; the social psychology of natural resource issues, marine and terrestrial parks and protected areas; ski area management, norms, and standards of quality; and carrying capacity and crowding.

Review:

"I have never been able to find another single book which covers the field as well as this one."
--Paul F. Wilkinson, York University

"This book contributes to the understanding and management of a precious resource - our protected areas. Without this information, we could easily lose our parks to development."
--Allen MacPherson, Trent University

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