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Protected Area Management - Recent Advances

Mohd Nazip Suratman

Universiti Teknologi MARA

A pioneering researcher in forest modeling and forestry remote sensing, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation of the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), the Canadian Commonwealth Fellowship, and an outstanding researcher award recipients, and holder of a registered patent.


Protected Areas Management Conservation National Parks Threatened Species Sustainability Biodiversity Ecosystems Wilderness Ecological Habitat Ecotourism

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Protected areas refer to a geographical space, recognized, dedicated, and managed through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values. The definition of the protected area is expanded into six protected area management categories. These include a strict nature reserve, wilderness area, national park, natural monument or feature, habitat/species management area, protected landscape/seascape, and protected areas with sustainable use of natural resources. The current total number of protected areas as reported by the World Database on Protected Area has increased from the last decade from 157,897 in 2011 to 258,725 in 2021 which covering almost 20 million square kilometers or around 15% of the world’s land. However, values and benefits from protected areas have often been taken for granted and underestimated.

This book entitled Protected Area Management will highlight multifaceted issues about the management and conservation of protected areas throughout the world. Specifically, this book will demonstrate that there are deep necessities in how the wider scientific, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural values that protected areas provide should increasingly be recognized. In addition, the book will highlight various approaches for managing and conserving protected areas to respond to some pressing global challenges today such as climate change, demand for food and energy, over exploitation, and habitat change.

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Date completed: April 19th 2021

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Review results due: October 4th 2021

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Expected publication date: December 3rd 2021

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Mohd Nazip Suratman

Universiti Teknologi MARA

Mohd Nazip Suratman is a senior professor of forestry in the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. He earned a BSc degree in Forestry from the Universiti Putra Malaysia, an MSc from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, and a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada, specializing in remote sensing for forest resources management. His current research interests include biodiversity conservation and combining remote sensing and forest inventory for biomass modeling. Throughout his academic career, he has acquired many national and international research grants and carried out a number of research projects that have led to publications in leading journals, books, and chapters in books. He was the recipient of the best researcher award of UiTM for 2015 in recognition of his outstanding research work in science, technology, and medicine cluster. He is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at UiTM, Malaysia, since 2018.

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