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Conclusion: A Way Forward, Protected Areas and Legal Ecology

  • Josephine GillespieEmail author
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Abstract

In this final chapter, I reiterate the consistent theme from this book; that a new way of thinking—through the braided interactions of law and geography—can improve the way we execute protected area management. The task has been twofold: (1) To create an applied praxis that directly informs policy makers and (2) To encourage us to approach environmental conundrum (i.e. protected area management challenges) through new eyes with an legal geography lens. In this chapter, I highlight the shortcomings of protected area approaches, for World Heritage and Ramsar listed sites, and reaffirm the value of a legal geography lens through which to work through the complexities of people-place-law dynamics.

Keywords

Protected areas Legal geography World Heritage Wetlands Legal ecology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of GeosciencesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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