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Protecting the wild : parks and wilderness, the foundation of conservation

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Protecting the wild : parks and wilderness, the foundation of conservation
Non IUCN Publication

A companion volume to Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of EarthProtecting the Wild provides a necessary addition to the conversation about the future of conservation in the so-called Anthropocene. Even as the biodiversity crisis accelerates, a growing number of voices are suggesting that protected areas are passé. Protecting the Wild offers a spirited argument for the robust protection of the natural world. In it, experts from five continents reaffirm that parks, wilderness areas, and other reserves are an indispensable -- albeit insufficient -- means to sustain species, subspecies, key habitats, ecological processes, and evolutionary potential. Using case studies from around the globe, they present evidence that terrestrial and marine protected areas are crucial for biodiversity and human well-being alike, vital to countering anthropogenic extinctions and climate change.

Washington : Island Press, 2015
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xxvii, 362p.
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Part 1 features a chapter reproduced with permission of IUCN: "Nature Needs (at least) Half : A Necessary New Agenda for Protected Areas," originally published in PARKS 19.2. 

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Record created: 2015/03/19
Record updated: 2020/04/10