Special Issue "Sustainable Development in Natural Protected Areas"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Martí Boada
Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambiental, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Edifici C Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://icta.uab.cat/investigacion/grupos.jsp?id=11
E-Mail: marti.boada@uab.cat

Guest Editor
Dr. Carles Barriocanal
Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambiental, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Edifici C Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://icta.uab.cat/investigacion/grupos.jsp?id=11
E-Mail: carles.barriocanal@udg.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue of Sustainability wants to be a scene of scientific reflection on the exemplify experience of the role of the natural spaces protected in the 21st century in the field of the conservation and of the dynamic of the local communities. Protected areas are destinations that preserve natural, cultural and historical heritage and fulfill an important social function. At the same time, some of the new uses related to recreational activities within their boundaries may represent potential threats.
Historically, when institutions declare protected areas, they usually base their decision on two main environmental objectives: the fact of the area being a representation of natural regions and cultural heritage and its function as a preserver of biodiversity and cultural diversity, protecting species and their habitats. Nowadays, it is clear that also social and economic implications have to play an important role on the sustainable management of the ecosystem dynamics and protected areas in order to make compatible the multiple land uses.
Landscapes are the expression of the natural, cultural and social history of the inhabitants of a territory. This must be born in mind at the moment of determining the sustainability of a protected area. Despite of recognize the significance of the natural values of a territory they do not have to conceal the social significance of the communities that live (i.e. indigenous population) and of the users proceeding from the urban systems.

Prof. Dr. Martí Boada
Dr. Carles Barriocanal
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • Ecosystem services
  • Protected areas
  • Management of landscapes
  • Sustainable development
  • Social and economic implications

Published Papers (10 papers)

Sustainability 2013, 5(2), 654-663; doi:10.3390/su5020654
Received: 3 January 2013; in revised form: 5 February 2013 / Accepted: 6 February 2013 / Published: 11 February 2013
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Sustainability 2012, 4(12), 3260-3278; doi:10.3390/su4123260
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 5 November 2012 / Accepted: 16 November 2012 / Published: 30 November 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(12), 3180-3205; doi:10.3390/su4123180
Received: 22 August 2012; in revised form: 2 November 2012 / Accepted: 8 November 2012 / Published: 22 November 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(11), 3158-3179; doi:10.3390/su4113158
Received: 23 August 2012; in revised form: 5 November 2012 / Accepted: 6 November 2012 / Published: 16 November 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2366-2376; doi:10.3390/su4102366
Received: 24 July 2012; in revised form: 12 September 2012 / Accepted: 17 September 2012 / Published: 27 September 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(9), 2317-2333; doi:10.3390/su4092317
Received: 6 July 2012; in revised form: 28 August 2012 / Accepted: 6 September 2012 / Published: 19 September 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(9), 2022-2037; doi:10.3390/su4092022
Received: 4 April 2012; in revised form: 6 July 2012 / Accepted: 16 July 2012 / Published: 30 August 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(9), 1984-1998; doi:10.3390/su4091984
Received: 26 June 2012; in revised form: 20 July 2012 / Accepted: 15 August 2012 / Published: 27 August 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(7), 1596-1618; doi:10.3390/su4071596
Received: 23 May 2012; in revised form: 26 June 2012 / Accepted: 5 July 2012 / Published: 16 July 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(6), 1354-1370; doi:10.3390/su4061354
Received: 2 April 2012; in revised form: 4 May 2012 / Accepted: 13 June 2012 / Published: 19 June 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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