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Towards mobilizing knowledge for effective decision-making in parks and protected areas.

Hvenegaard, G. T., Halpenny, E. A., & Bueddefeld, J. N. H. 

First Published Mar, 2021

doi.org/10.3390/land10030254

In November 2017, over 15,000 scientists issued a second letter to humanity that outlines how we are “jeopardizing our future” by failing to protect key ecological systems. Catastrophic climate change, our planet’s sixth major species extinction crisis, diminishing fresh water resources, deforestation, and a host of other “alarming trends” were highlighted [1] Parks and protected areas are one of the most effective means for protecting ecological health [2]. However, parks have many other important roles. Parks and protected areas provide essential services and resources for a wide variety of purposes and groups, including nature conservation, visitor recreation, local economic opportunities, Indigenous cultures, human wellbeing, and the provision of ecosystems services such as flood mitigation and access to drinking water [3]. […]

Key words: protected areas, conserved areas, human health, well-being, promotion, policy, equity, inclusion, nature

Citation Details

Hvenegaard, G. T., Halpenny, E. A., & Bueddefeld, J. N. H. (2021). Towards mobilizing knowledge for effective decision-making in parks and protected areas. Land (Basel), 10(3), 254.https://doi.org/10.3390/land10030254

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