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8.01 Green space protects habitat, biodiversity, and environmental integrity.

  1. Found: 25-36 of 52 entries
  2. Urban ecotourism: A contradiction in terms?
    2002 - New Zealand

    The authors discuss the various benefits of ecotourism operations based in urban environments - benefits related restoration of natural areas, impacts of the transportation of visitors,...

  3. Linked landscapes: Creating greenway corridors through conservation subdivision strategies in the no
    2003 - Canada

    Because of their low costs and inherent adaptability, conservation subdivisions can become the basic “building block” for creating community-wide and regional greenspace networks.  When local...

  4. Red-listed forest bird species in an urban environment - assessment of green space corridors
    2000 - USA

    There are no substitutes for large ecologically important core areas for preserving biodiversity. When the best model for individual species was sought to be found, all the birds were associated...

  5. Domesticated nature: Motivations for gardening and perceptions of environmental impact
    2007 - USA

    The benefits that gardeners get and the ways they use their yards reflect a value for experiencing nature, and the yard is a significant source of satisfaction as well as social approval.

  6. Using greenways to reclaim nature in Brazilian cities
    2006 - Canada

    For a relatively small amount of money, green corridors can reconnect the parts of a city. They can be attached to streams, rivers, or shores to provide soft edges and restore flood plains,...

  7. Urban landscape conservation and the role of ecological greenways at local and metropolitan scales
    2004 - USA

    Greenways have the potential to serve as a stimulus for preservation and restoration of urban habitats and as a means of environmental education for visitors to conserved areas.

  8. The Health Benefits of Parks: How Parks Help Keep Americans and Their Communities Fit and Healthy
    2006 - USA

    Exposure to nature in parks, gardens, and natural area can improve individual and social health. 

  9. The efficacy of small-scale conservation efforts, as assessed on Australian golf courses
    2007 - Australia

    Small-scale landscape design and management actions that increase the size and structural complexity of vegetation on urban parks, gardens and golf courses can significantly enhance their capacity...

  10. Nonmarket benefits of nature: What should be counted in green GDP?
    2006 - USA

    The benefits of nature include many forms of recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, commercial and subsistence harvests, damage avoidance, human health, and enjoyment of life’s diversity.

  11. Quantitative evaluation of passive cooling of the UCL microclimate in hot regions in summer, case st
    2004 - Israel

    The cooling effect of trees depends on the tree shade coverage (PSA level) as well as on the cluster geometry. This effect is reduced by deepening the cluster, as the tree cooling energy serves a...

  12. Money as an indicator to make use of economic evaluation for biodiversity conservation
    2003 - Germany

    Biodiversity conservation is the most frequently quoted public value. Often biodiversity loss is associated with the loss of genetic information which would be used for breeding or in medical...

  13. Ecosystem services in urban areas
    1999 - Sweden

    Locally generated ecosystem services, such as air filtering, noise reduction and rainwater drainage, have a substantial impact on the quality-of-life in urban areas and should be addressed in...

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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