chapter  2
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Schemes of Protected Areas: Historical, Structural and Institutional Perspectives

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book describes the comparative observations and conclusions and to make legal and policy recommendations for China. It shows that there is a gap between the way national parks are envisioned and the way national parks take shape in practice. Some comparative observations are provided by identifying the convergences and divergences between the US and China regarding the ways conflicts in Protected Areas (PA) management are identified and managed within domestic legal regimes. National parks, enshrined as a model that facilitates a better balance between conservation and development, have turned out to be part of local governments' strategies to attract visitors and to develop the tourism industry. In the context of China, Nagle has keenly noted that unlike their western counterparts, statutory interpretation cases are missing in Chinese environmental law, although a western-style legal system has been adopted in China.