Reduced environmental protections and conservation job losses could hit vital progress on climate and biodiversity, research finds. Job cuts in nature reserves and environmental rollbacks by governments during the Covid pandemic could undermine global efforts to conserve biodiversity and tackle the climate crisis, according to new research. Budget cuts and a collapse in ecotourism revenue have forced national parks and conservation organisations to make staff cuts and reduce activities such as anti-poaching patrols, with Asia and Africa severely affected. Examples included in the report are proposals by the Brazilian government to allow mining and fossil fuel extraction in indigenous reserves, new permits in Russia that allow deforestation in natural areas for transport and infrastructure, and progress on plans to explore and drill for oil and gas in the US Arctic.
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Once production of your article has started, you can track the status of your article via Track Your Accepted Article. Help expand a public dataset of research that support the SDGs. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism offers a dedicated outlet for research relevant to social sciences and natural resources. The journal publishes peer reviewed original research on all aspects of outdoor recreation planning and management, covering the entire spectrum of settings from wilderness The journal publishes peer reviewed original research on all aspects of outdoor recreation planning and management, covering the entire spectrum of settings from wilderness to urban outdoor recreation opportunities.
This is a sample history paper on the Blue Ridge Parkway and how there were competing interests for its development. National parks have a long tradition in American history. Historically, the federal government acquired large amounts of scenic lands and set them aside to be a part of the National Park system where they would hopefully abstain from being urbanized. While the west coast has grand parks like Yellowstone, the east coast also has a strong history of parks and tourism as well.
The protected natural areas are becoming increasingly popular vacation destinations with both international and domestic travelers. Within broad IUCN definition This means that biodiversity protection, though a critically important function of many protected areas is far from the only purpose and is often not the primary purpose of the protected area. Tourism in protected area, as an ever-growing activity produces benefits and costs.