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Protecting Watershed Areas: Case of the Panama Canal provides foresters, hydrologists, and park managers with a case study of the Panama Canal watershed area to help you make the most of your efforts in protecting ecological areas. Through this unique book, you will discover how the Carter-Torrijos treaty that will return the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama on December 31, 1999 will affect the 2.6 million inhabitants of that area as well as this complex ecosystem. This valuable book includes a focus on both technical and biological observations in the field as well as library research to help you make the most of book learning and field research in your endeavors to protect forest reserves and other protected areas. Protecting Watershed Areas offers you insight into the Panama Canal area through informal interviews, key informants, field data, and research that focuses on both the technical and biological aspects of environmental management, such as agroforestry and reforestation, of environmental management and on policy and institutional dimensions of management to provide you with a unique perspective of the dynamics of this area. The Panama canal watershed area is one of the world's most complex managed ecosystems and through this insightful volume, you will find new ways to deal with the myriad of problems you may encounter in ecosystem management, such as: realizing that single resource management is no longer adequate and taking a more holistic approach to management, such as taking into consideration whole ecosystems or watersheds will enable you to fully protect the area you are trying to servediscovering how the trend of privitization and nongovernmental ownership of protected areas impacts the job of managing our precious national resourcesunderstanding that for effective and stable protected area management to occur, you must have a clear understanding of the historical and social context that has shaped the particular circumstances of each siterecognizing larger national and international factors in order to control the often devastating effects of tourism on protected areascreating clear directives and priorities before developing conservation programs to make program implementation easierInformative and insightful, Protecting Watershed Areas examines the most current ideas in protected areas management through a unique case study of the Panama Canal. This essential book provides you with several answers to the challenges facing Panama that you can apply to forest reserve and other protected areas programs around the globe due to the paramount importance of developing sustainable land-use systems. With Protecting Watershed Areas, you will discover how to effectively balance securing goods and services from a region, such as farming and tourism without threatening the overall integrity of the ecological systems and meeting human needs and values.

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Protecting Watershed Areas: Case of the Panama Canal provides foresters, hydrologists, and park managers with a case study of the Panama Canal watershed area to help you make the most of your efforts in protecting ecological areas. Through this unique book, you will discover how the Carter-Torrijos treaty that will return the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama on December 31, 1999 will affect the 2.6 million inhabitants of that area as well as this complex ecosystem. This valuable book includes a focus on both technical and biological observations in the field as well as library research to help you make the most of book learning and field research in your endeavors to protect forest reserves and other protected areas.

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Co-published simultaneously as Journal of Sustainable Forestry, v.8, nos.3/4 1999. Intended for foresters, hydrologists, and park managers, this book offers a case study of the Panama Canal watershed area. It explains the ecological impact of the Carter-Torrijos treaty and the subsequent return of the canal to the Republic of Panama on December 31, 1999. Drawing from interviews, field data, and research focusing on both the technical and biological aspects of environmental management, such as agro-forestry and reforestation, it also provides information on the policy and institutional dimensions of management.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560220664
Author:
Ashton, Mark S
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
S. Ashton, P. Mark
Location:
New York
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Land use
Subject:
Ecosystem management
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xv, 214 p.

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"Synopsis" by , Protecting Watershed Areas: Case of the Panama Canal provides foresters, hydrologists, and park managers with a case study of the Panama Canal watershed area to help you make the most of your efforts in protecting ecological areas. Through this unique book, you will discover how the Carter-Torrijos treaty that will return the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama on December 31, 1999 will affect the 2.6 million inhabitants of that area as well as this complex ecosystem. This valuable book includes a focus on both technical and biological observations in the field as well as library research to help you make the most of book learning and field research in your endeavors to protect forest reserves and other protected areas.
"Synopsis" by , Co-published simultaneously as Journal of Sustainable Forestry, v.8, nos.3/4 1999. Intended for foresters, hydrologists, and park managers, this book offers a case study of the Panama Canal watershed area. It explains the ecological impact of the Carter-Torrijos treaty and the subsequent return of the canal to the Republic of Panama on December 31, 1999. Drawing from interviews, field data, and research focusing on both the technical and biological aspects of environmental management, such as agro-forestry and reforestation, it also provides information on the policy and institutional dimensions of management.
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