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Earth_122_Ch22_notes[1] - 4/2/2009 Introduction to...

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4/2/2009 1 Introduction to Environmental Science: 22. Preserving Our Natural Environment Earth 122 Prof. Walter A. Illman Preserving Our Natural Environment Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that can. Margaret Mead
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4/2/2009 2 Objectives Understand the origins and current problems of national parks. Explain the need for and problems with wildlife refuges and protected wilderness areas. Understand the factors that are important to consider in the design of nature reserves. Objectives Evaluate the tension between conservation and economic development and how the Man and Biosphere (MAB) program and ecotourism projects address this tension. Demonstrate why wetlands are valuable ecologically and culturally and why they are currently threatened worldwide. Report on current management policies and problems concerning floodplains, coastlines, and barrier islands.
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4/2/2009 3 Outline Parks and Nature Preserves World Parks and Preserve World Parks and Preserves Protected Areas Refuge Management International Wildlife Preserves PARKS AND NATURE PRESERVES Origins and History Historically, sacred groves were set aside for religious purposes, and grounds preserved for royalty. Natural landscaping became popular in England during the eighteenth century. Rejected symmetry for illusion of nature.
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4/2/2009 4 Central Park New York’s Central Park Promoted in 1844 by newspaper editor William Cullen Bryant. Provide healthful open space. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead . Became known as father of
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