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Dilemma Faced by Management Staff in China's Protected Areas

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Title: Dilemma Faced by Management Staff in China's Protected Areas
Authors: Chang, Liang Browse this author
Watanabe, Teiji Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: protected areas
management staff
pilot national park
Issue Date: Dec-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Journal Title: Land
Volume: 10
Issue: 12
Start Page: 1299
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/land10121299
Abstract: Protected areas (PAs) are designated to safeguard specific areas with natural and cultural values. Importantly, appropriate management is vital for PAs to achieve their conservation goals. Therefore, the management staff is essential for guaranteeing the successful management of PAs and delivering outstanding organizational performance. In China, staff faces many difficulties when conducting conservation activities because of an inefficient management system, and the lack of relevant laws and regulations. Recently, the Chinese government has been attempting institutional reforms and developing a pilot national park system to address these problems. We reviewed international and Chinese literature to examine how various aspects of these proposed changes can impact management staff's activities. Furthermore, we analyzed the aspects of current institutional reforms related to management staff. The results revealed that the National Park Administration's establishment is a potential solution to China's cross-sectional management. We suggest that the country should formulate relevant laws and funding systems that are fundamental for the success of both management staff's conservation activities and PAs.
Rights: © 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (
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