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Could protected landscapes have a leading role to play in the sustainable management of natural resources?

A Relu Policy and Practice Note (No. 33) that examines the case for re-evaluating the original purposes of protected areas such as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to reinforce their strategic role in the management of the UK’s land and water resources?

Year of Publication2011

Could there now be a case for re-evaluating the original purposes of protected areas such as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to reinforce their strategic role in the management of the UK’s land and water resources? Protected landscapes –National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – occupy a central place in the delivery of rural land use policy. The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme’s research supports the case for legislative change to strengthen the strategic role of protected areas in natural resource management.

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protected landscapestakeholder engagementnational parksaonbareas of outstanding natural beauty
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Harnessing the social and natural sciences for sustainable rural development

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