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Canada: National parks improvements planned, with goal of attracting more immigrants, urbanites

Parks Canada is warning that it faces a growing challenge in remaining relevant to Canadians, so it plans to improve camping, accommodations, trails and amenities Source: National parks improvements planned, with goal of attracting more immigrants, urbanites   The strategy for the coming few years is laid out in its 2016-17 report on plans and priorities, which details some of the challenges facing Parks Canada and how it hopes to engage Canadians at risk of becoming disconnected with nature. “Parks…

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Natural Capital Accounting: Going beyond the numbers

Here are some facts that you might not know: Over the last 60 years, Guatemala has lost almost half of its forests, much of it due to illegal logging. Built-up area around Lake Laguna in the Philippines has more than doubled between 2003 and 2010. The mining sector accounts for 10-15 percent of total water use in Botswana.   Do these numbers just seem like bits of trivia? In fact, these are all important results that came out of natural…

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Protected area policy for PNG

Delighted to see that the policy we developed with UNDP, PNG’s protected area agency (now CEPA) and many stakeholders was passed by the Exective Council. Now the hard work of turning it into laws and making it effective is beginning! WE hope it does some good for conservation in this fantastic country, and for the well-being of the woderful communities, some of whom walked all day to attend Ann and Greg’s workshops.

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Free e-book on Protected Area Governance and Management

Fiona, MArc and some 200 other authors have combined to contribute to an ebook on protected area management. It is free to download – see the ANU website to download Protected Area Governance and Management presents a compendium of original text, case studies and examples from across the world, by drawing on the literature, and on the knowledge and experience of those involved in protected areas. The book synthesises current knowledge and cutting-edge thinking from the diverse branches of practice and…

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