The urban imperative, urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies :

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how those responsible for protected areas can better serve people in large cities and build stronger urban constituencies for nature conservation. Proceedings of a workshop at the Vth World Parks Congress

Almost half the world’s people live in cities and this proportion is steadily growing. Protected areas provide important benefits to cities; conversely, conservationists depend on support from voters, leaders, and opinion-shapers largely concentrated in urban centres. This book’s message is that conservationists’ success will depend increasingly on taking these urban connections seriously. Papers examine how those responsible for protected areas can better serve people in large cities and build stronger urban constituencies for nature conservation. Authors from 13 countries discuss the multifaceted interdependence of cities and protected areas; innovative roles for conservation organizations in educating urban people about nature, greening cities, and bridging divisions in urban settings. Case studies focus on cities as diverse as Beijing, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Mumbai, and Sydney.

Sacramento, CA & Claremont, CA : CIPA, 2005. 168p.
ISBN 1-880028-11-5
Price: 40 USD ; Order number: 2127