Parks, Peace, and Partnership

Today, over 3,000 protected areas around the world contribute to the protection of biodiversity, peaceful relations between neighbouring countries, and the well-being of people living in and around the protected environs. Historical and geo-political constraints are disappearing in a new spirit of collaboration to address common issues confronting ecosystems, species, and communities. Managing across boundaries is seen as the only way to ensure the long-term viability of ecological systems and sustainable communities.

Current international thinking in this area is reflected in this collection of essays by park managers, biologists, scholars, scientists, and researchers. From Waterton-Glacier International Park to the European Alps, and Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia, Parks, Peace, and Partnership: Global Initiatives in Transboundary Conservation provide illustrative examples of the challenges and new solutions that are emerging around the world.

With contributions by:
Gillian Anderson
Rolf D. Baldus
Kent L. Biringer
Len Broberg
K. C. Cariappa
Milindo Chakrabarti
Charles C. Chester
Barbara Ehringhaus
Robert G. Fincham
Wayne Freimund
Hall Healy
Peter Jacobs
Jennifer Laing
David Mabunda
David A. Mihalic
Kerry Mitchell
Susan A. Moore
Danie Pienaar
Michael S. Quinn
Patrick Robsen
Angeles Mendoza Sammet
Animesh Sarkar
Lynda H. Schneekloth
Michael L. Schoon
Goetz Schuerholz
Robert G. Shibley
Belinda Sifford
Bartolomeu Soto
Theresa Sowry
Piet Theron
Freek Venter
J. Todd Walters
Betty Weiler
Kevan Zunkel

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Front Cover 1
Series Page 3
Copyright Page 5
Table of Contents 6
Foreword 10
Acknowledgments 12
Introduction - Michael S. Quinn 14
SECTION 1 - LESSONS FROM THE FIELD 36
1: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park: Observations and Retrospection on Cooperation Issues - David A. Mihalic 38
2: Enhancing Connectivity through Cooperative Management: Lessons Learned from Twenty-One Years of Transboundary Programs in the Australian Alps - Peter Jacobs and Gillian Anderson 56
3: The Australian Alps Transboundary Partnership: Analyzing its Success as a Tourism/Protected Area Partnership - Betty Weiler, Jennifer Laing, and Susan A. Moore 86
4: Transboundary Protection of Mont Blanc: Twenty Years ofTri-national Negotiation around the Roof of the European Alps - Barbara Ehringhaus 114
5: On the Edge: Factors Influencing Conservation and Management in Two Border Mexican Parks - Angeles Mendoza Sammet and Michael S. Quinn 130
6: Environmental Peace-building in Peru and Bolivia:The Collaboration Framework for Lago de Titicaca - J. Todd Walters 170
SECTION 2 - THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN EXPERIENCE 190
7: Transfrontier Conservation Areas: The Southern African Experience - David Mabunda, Freek Venter, Danie Pienaar, and Piet Theron 192
8: Building Robustness to Disturbance: Governance in Southern African Peace Parks - Michael L. Schoon 240
9: Community-based Wildlife Management in Support of Transfrontier Conservation:The Selous–Niassa and Kawango Upper Zambezi Challenges - Goetz Schuerholz and Rolf D. Baldus 272
10: Fast-Track Strengthening of the Management Capacity of Conservation Institutions: The Case of the Effect of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park in Mozambique’s Capacity - Bartolomeu Soto 300
11: The Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservationand Development Project:A Cooperative Initiative between Lesotho and South Africa - Kevan Zunckel 318
SECTION 3 - EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARKS 344
12: Transboundary Environmental Education: A Graduate Program Case Study - Len Broberg and Michael S. Quinn 346
13: Transboundary Conservation Management, Research, and Learning: A South African and United States Perspective - Wayne Freimund and Robert Fincham 360
14: Successes and Challenges that Face a Peace Park’s Trainingand Education Facility - Theresa Sowry 382
SECTION 4 - PEACE PARK PROPOSALS 398
15: The Siachen Peace Park Proposal: Reconfiguring the Kashmir Conflict? - Kent L. Biringer and K. C. Cariappa 400
16: Korean Demilitarized Zone Peace and Nature Park - Hall Healy 418
17: Feasibility of a Corridor between Singhalila National Park and Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary: A Study of Five Villages between Poobong and 14th Mile Village - Animesh Sarkar and Milindo Chakrabarti 446
18: Under the Penumbra of Waterton-Glacier andHomeland Security: Could a Peace Park Appear along the U.S.–Mexican Border? - Charles C. Chester and Belinda Sifford 472
19: The Niagara InternationalPeace Park: A Proposal - Lynda H. Schneekloth, Kerry Mitchell, Patrick Robson, andRobert G. Shibley 500
Notes on Contributors 532
Index 546
Back Cover 578