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Title: A proposal for a Pamir International Peace Park

Author: Schaller, George B.

Date: 2007

Source: In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 227-231

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Description: Wildlife surveys in the Pamir Mountains of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, and Tajikistan revealed that Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii) roam back and forth across the frontiers of these countries. There has been a considerable decline of wildlife in recent years. The creation of an international peace park of about 50,000 km2 (19,305 miles2) would offer the four countries one option of cooperatively protecting and managing not only Marco Polo sheep and other species but also the rangelands upon which the livelihood of local peoples depend.

Keywords: wilderness, biodiversity, protected areas, economics, subsistence, tourism, traditional knowledge, community involvement, policy, stewardship, education, spiritual values

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Schaller, George B. 2007. A proposal for a Pamir International Peace Park. In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 227-231

 


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