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Values of Parks

Protected areas contain a range of values. Understanding the values and benefits of protected areas is essential for park management. Values provide meaning and allow us to better understand the worth of a park or place.  They provide the initial motivation for creation, determine the direction for management and allow evaluation of effectiveness. (For more information see Managing Protected Areas: A Global Guide).


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Range of Values

Recreation and Tourism as a Key Value of Parks