Effectiveness of Parks in Protecting Tropical Biodiversity

Bruner, Aaron G. and Gullison, Raymond E. and Rice, Richard E. and Fonseca, Gustavo A. B. (2001) Effectiveness of Parks in Protecting Tropical Biodiversity. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    We assessed the impacts of anthropogenic threats on 93 protected areas in 22 tropical countries to test the hypothesis that parks are an effective means to protect tropical biodiversity. We found that the majority of parks are successful at stopping land clearing, and to a lesser degree effective at mitigating logging, hunting, Þre, and grazing. Park effectiveness correlates with basic management activities such as enforcement, boundary demarcation, and direct compensation to local communities, suggesting that even modest increases in funding would directly increase the ability of parks to protect tropical biodiversity.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: Science VOL 291
      Subjects: (A) Biodiversity > (AH) Plants
      (F) People and the Environment > (FB) Resource Use
      (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IA) Economic Impacts
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 09:39
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 09:39
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1511

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