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Conceptual and practical issues in defining protected area success: The political, social, and ecological in an organized world

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Brechin, SR; Murray, G; Mogelgaard, K
Published in: Journal of Sustainable Forestry
2010

Placed within the people-park debates, the authors explore the complexities in defining protected area success. It is argued the selective focus on biodiversity as the only criterion for success often found in the broader literature has limited current discussions. The authors suggest the framing of protected area success should be seen as more multifaceted. Multiple perspectives and actors exist representing a number of interests at various scales across such domains as politics, economics, social legitimacy, scientific (ecological) knowledge. Each actor tends to highlight its own set of rationales. To illustrate their points, the authors present a case study from Quintana Roo, Mexico. They conclude by underscoring that it is the socio-political process of pursuing conservation itself that is likely more valuable to the efforts than a universally established notion of protected area success. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Journal of Sustainable Forestry

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ISSN

1054-9811

Publication Date

2010

Volume

29

Issue

2

Start / End Page

362 / 389

Related Subject Headings

  • Forestry
  • 0705 Forestry Sciences
 

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Brechin, S. R., Murray, G., & Mogelgaard, K. (2010). Conceptual and practical issues in defining protected area success: The political, social, and ecological in an organized world. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 29(2), 362–389. https://doi.org/10.1080/10549810903550811
Brechin, S. R., G. Murray, and K. Mogelgaard. “Conceptual and practical issues in defining protected area success: The political, social, and ecological in an organized world.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry 29, no. 2 (2010): 362–89. https://doi.org/10.1080/10549810903550811.
Brechin SR, Murray G, Mogelgaard K. Conceptual and practical issues in defining protected area success: The political, social, and ecological in an organized world. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 2010;29(2):362–89.
Brechin, S. R., et al. “Conceptual and practical issues in defining protected area success: The political, social, and ecological in an organized world.” Journal of Sustainable Forestry, vol. 29, no. 2, 2010, pp. 362–89. Manual, doi:10.1080/10549810903550811.
Brechin SR, Murray G, Mogelgaard K. Conceptual and practical issues in defining protected area success: The political, social, and ecological in an organized world. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 2010;29(2):362–389.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Sustainable Forestry

DOI

ISSN

1054-9811

Publication Date

2010

Volume

29

Issue

2

Start / End Page

362 / 389

Related Subject Headings

  • Forestry
  • 0705 Forestry Sciences