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PARKS Journal Launches Website

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

PARKS, the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, recently launched a website dedicated solely to making its contents more easily accessible to the public. The Journal contains information that enhances understanding of the economic, social, and environmental benefits provided by protected areas to local communities and national economies. PARKS is published by the World Commission on Protected Areas “twice a year as an online, open-access and peer reviewed journal”. Visit the website to get current and past issues of the Journal, and to find out how to submit articles for publication.

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