The PARKS Journal or the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation is published by IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is published twice a year as an online, open-access and peer reviewed journal. The latest version of the journal has a variety of interesting articles, e.g. an editorial on ‘Protected areas as natural solutions to climate change’, an article on Iceland’s protected areas: taking stock and looking ahead, one on nature-based tourism trends in Japan’s national parks. For those interested in faith-based aspects of PAs, may be interested in an article by amongst others CSVPA member Josep-Maria Mallarach: Christian monastic lands as protected landscapes and community-conserved areas: An overview and those interested in communities surrounding PAs: Understanding the link between benefits from protected areas and their relationship with surrounding communities: An exploration in Costa Rica
Do share info on this journal with your friends and colleagues to support the journal and its concerns. If you want to contribute: Issue 22.2 will hopefully be published in time for IUCN’s World Conservation Congress. The deadline for papers is 31st May 2016.