Birds of the Lake Erie Region by Carolyn V. Platt, Gary Meszaros

By Carolyn V. Platt, Gary Meszaros

This most modern collaboration of Carolyn V. Platt and Gary Meszaros is a fantastically photographed e-book that explores Lake Erie and its results at the birds that make this zone their domestic. Birds of the Lake Erie sector observes a yr of climate alterations and avian migrations—from the wintertime convergence of geese and different waterbirds at the lake's final ice-free parts to the thrill of the raptor and shorebird migrations within the fall. specialist or beginner, birders and nature enthusiasts could be moved through Platt's get together of those birds and their habitat and by way of Meszaros's awesome pictures of the fragile fantastic thing about those beautiful creatures.

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Having abandoned any simplistic distinction between nature and culture, we can ask ourselves which meaning the conservation of the biodiversity of protected areas may take on, having in mind that they have always been thought of as reservoirs of naturalness at the benefit of even wider territories. In the attempt to answer this question, we may take into consideration the “natural capital” present in the interested territories, “not so much for what it is, rather for what it does” (Gibelli and Santolini in this book), in order to preserve and possibly improve the fundamental functions that ensure the subsistence, quality, fitness and resilience of said territories.

More generally, this draws the attention on the governance, conceived as a complex interaction of diverse actors and institutions, means and responsibilities leading the processes of territorial transformation. It is not something new (“Since people have been interacting with nature, someone, somewhere has been taking decisions about what to do”, as observed by Borrini-Feyerabend G et al. (2010, reprinted 2012)), but it has gained a growing importance for two main reasons: first, the relevance and intertwining of social, economic, political and cultural factors in such processes, and secondly their spatial enlargement outside the protected areas, as a consequence of the scaling up and the reticular complexification of the territorial dynamics.

Negrini and S. Bongiovanni • • • • • (3 % of the global protected surface), confirming the intertwine between men and nature which characterize the European PAs. , but also smaller areas, such as in Sweden, Greece, Denmark, etc. They include extremely heterogeneous protected areas national designations, a really diversified reality as for features, objectives, management and planning tools. Among the main protected area, national categories that are Protected Landscapes, the following can be mentioned: Protected Landscape, Landscape Protection Area/Section, National Park, National Forest Park, Nature Park, Country Park, Regional Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Scenic Areas, Heritage Coast, Aesthetic Forest, Nature Reserve and National Park-Buffer zone.

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