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Protected Area Governance and ManagementWhole book (PDF, 71.3MB) 

  1. Introduction (PDF, 948KB)
  2. Concept, Purpose and Challenges (PDF, 2.0MB)
  3. Earth’s Natural Heritage (PDF, 5.7MB)
  4. Earth’s Cultural Heritage (PDF, 2.0MB)
  5. Social and Economic Influences Shaping Protected Areas (PDF, 1.1MB)
  6. Values and Benefits of Protected Areas (PDF, 1.6MB)
  7. Governance for the Conservation of Nature (PDF, 2.1MB)
  8. Managing Protected Areas (PDF, 2.1MB)
  9. Capacity Development (PDF, 1.7MB)
  10. Benefiting from Complexity Thinking (PDF, 2.1MB)
  11. Knowledge Generation, Acquisition and Management (PDF, 1.7MB)
  12. Leadership and Executive Management (PDF, 1.7MB)
  13. Planning (PDF, 1.4MB)
  14. Engagement and Participation in Protected Area Management: Who, why, how and when? (PDF, 1.4MB)
  15. The Media and Protected Areas (PDF, 2.1MB)
  16. Managing Threats (PDF, 2.1MB)
  17. Climate Change and Protected Areas (PDF, 2.5MB)
  18. Geoconservation in Protected Areas (PDF, 2.3MB)
  19. Managing Freshwater, River, Wetland and Estuarine Protected Areas (PDF, 4.3MB)
  20. Marine Protected Area Management (PDF, 3.3MB)
  21. Managing Protected Areas for Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Functions (PDF, 3.4MB)
  22. Managing Cultural Uses and Features (PDF, 2.6MB)
  23. Visitor Management (PDF, 1.9MB)
  24. Managing Operations and Assets (PDF, 2.6MB)
  25. Managing Resource Use and Development (PDF, 1.6MB)
  26. Managing Incidents (PDF, 1.5MB)
  27. Connectivity Conservation Management (PDF, 3.0MB)
  28. Protected Area Management Effectiveness (PDF, 2.1MB)
  29. Conclusion (PDF, 726KB)