Commercial Benefits of Nova Scotia’s Protected Areas
The purpose of this project is to analyze regional and provincial commercial benefits of provincial wilderness areas and nature reserves in Nova Scotia. These sites comprise just over 75% of Nova Scotia’s protected areas system. The project examines the current situation and identifies opportunities to increase commercial benefits. It outlines barriers to achieving benefits and provides recommendations. The project reflects current thinking on the subject, including (but not limited to) the Economic Benefits of Parks and Protected Areas Framework provided by the Canadian Parks Council.