Natural parks and reserves have to face problems concerning the conservation of their natural resources. Citizens and firms often perceive the institution of new protected areas more as a bind or a restriction to their activities than an added value of the territory. Following the principles of sustainable development, it is necessary to integrate the environmental protection with the needs of neighbouring urban areas and production sites. The implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS) according to international standards (ISO 14001, EMAS) can support the Park administration in their complex management activities.This paper analysed the criticisms related to the application of EMS to parks, with particular regards to the main difficulties during the certification process and the benefits and drawbacks related to the environmental certification.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2006|
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