A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENT
Essentials of Protected Area Management in the Philippines (2000)
by Nick J. Ashton-Jones
This is a simple guide to understanding how the human environment works, taking the reader, in simple steps, from What is the Environment to The Future of Humankind. It requires only a basic knowledge of science and is read with its companion, the NIPAP Ecological Glossary for Protected Area Managers.
The aim of the guide is to bring all those who are interested in protecting the Philippines environment - laymen and scientists alike - to a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic mechanics of ecosystems and especially to an appreciation of that fact that in today's world all ecosystems are unavoidably human ecosystems.