Title: Earth’s Natural Heritage’
Publisher: Australian National University Press
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC90713
ISBN: 9781925021684
URI: http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/protected-area-governance-and-management-2/protected-area-governance-and-management/
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: For professionals tasked with managing protected areas, it is imperative that they have a broad understanding of the intrinsic natural values of our planet. In this chapter we provide this overview. We describe some of Earth’s natural processes, and its exceptional geodiversity and biodiversity. Then we briefly introduce, at a global scale, the impacts that humans are having on Earth’s natural heritage early in the 21st Century. This helps to emphasise why protected areas of all types, including government, non-government, private, indigenous and community conserved areas (ICCAs), are needed and why the efforts of each individual manager or ranger working in support of their local protected area or protected area system is so critical. Fundamentally it is the sum total of these individual and local conservation efforts that is contributing to the retention of life on Earth.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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