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By Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley

Such a lot safe parts (e.g.national parks and nature reserves) were created to guard flora and fauna and land- and seascape values. They at present conceal over thirteen% of the world's land floor, round 12% of marine coastal components and four% of the marine shelf. holding and increasing those components sooner or later depends upon displaying their wider advantages for society. This booklet presents a concise and persuasive evaluate of the values of secure parts. Contributing authors from over fifty international locations study quite a lot of values which are maintained in secure parts, together with nutrition, water and fabrics; wellbeing and fitness; tourism; cultural and religious values; and buffering means opposed to weather switch and common failures. The e-book additionally considers the position of secure components in poverty aid techniques, their courting with conventional and indigenous humans and in fostering clash answer via peace parks tasks. The chapters draw on a chain of authoritative stories released through WWF over contemporary years lower than the 'Arguments for defense' banner, in organization with a number of companions, and on extra study performed specially for the amount. It analyses the possibilities and barriers of safe components for delivering some of the values besides functional recommendation for planners and executives approximately maximising advantages. It presents a major contribution to the talk in regards to the position of safe components in conservation and different elements of common source administration and human livelihoods. released with WWF

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2009). At the same time environmental degradation is also threatening some of the genetic materials that could help to provide medicines, thus creating a double blow for health. As the authors of a recent overview on human health and biodiversity observe: ‘the current crisis of biodiversity loss represents nothing less than an enormous threat for biomedical research, the full magnitude of which we can now only guess’ (Chivian and Bernstein, 2008). So by undervaluing our natural environment we are contributing to major health problems.

It is necessary to guide young people and children not to lose the habits and for them to grow up and be educated with the ancestral values. Young people today don’t care about earth, nature nor family, everything is getting lost. (Stolton and Dudley, 2010) Cosmovision Orito Ingi Ande is the only protected area in Colombia primarily dedicated to the conservation of medicinal flora. However, it is much more than just an area set aside to conserve plant species. In the words of Juan Lozano, former minister for the Environment of Colombia: The declaration of the Sanctuary Orito Ingi Ande is an important landmark in the history of the National Natural Parks of Colombia.

The Duna Feniglia State Nature Reserve was declared in 1971 in an area where a government-led reforestation process was initiated in the early 20th century to reduce mosquito habitat (Anon, 2006). Traditional management of resources and habitats can also focus on plants with medicinal value. , 2006b). In southern India, 55 specific Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas have been established by State Forest Departments to protect representatives of all major forest types and bio-geographical zones.

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