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Title: Mountain protected areas in Northern Pakistan: the case of Khunjerab National Park
Authors: Knudsen, Are J.
Keywords: Nature conservation
National parks
Wild animals
Legal aspects
Pakistan
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 1997: 17
Abstract: This paper discusses recent conversation efforts in Northern Pakistan and the relevance of national parks as legal instruments in nature and wildlife conservation. Employing an extensive case study approach the paper analyses the problems afflicting the Khunjerab National Park and discusses why the World Conservation Union (IUCN) disregarded its own policy guidelines for mountain protected areas. The paper advocates a more democratic and pragmatic approach to nature conservation and argues that national parks as traditionally conceived impose heavy burdens on local people. Despite increasing criticism of national parks, they continue to be implemented often for no other reason than the high conservationist profile this alternative offers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/305
ISSN: 0804-3639
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