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By Stuart Chape, Mark D. Spalding, M.D. Jenkins, Achim Steiner, Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Extensively illustrated with maps, colour photos, and snap shots, this state of the art reference bargains a accomplished and authoritative prestige document at the world's 100,000 parks, nature reserves, and different land and marine parts presently unique as secure components. Now protecting over 12 percentage of the Earth's land floor, safe components are the good strongholds of biodiversity and panorama conservation. in addition they supply quite a lot of precious surroundings companies: holding nutrition and water provides; regulating climate styles; keeping watersheds and coastlines from erosion; conserving locations of ancient or cultural value for sport, solace or religious wellness; producing source of revenue and employment from tourism, and extra. This well timed quantity bargains a benchmark assessment of the place those secure parts exist world wide, what they've got and feature now not entire, what threats they face, and the way they are often greater controlled to accomplish the pursuits of protecting biodiversity and different ordinary resources.

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