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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC ISSUES DUE TO SPATIAL ISOLATION IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC ISSUES DUE TO SPATIAL ISOLATION IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES

Author(s): Alexandru-Ionuţ Petrişor
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: weak urban polarization areas; land cover & use; CORINE; DIVA-GIS; accessibility

Summary/Abstract: Many authors consider that underdevelopment is associated to poverty, particularly in developing countries and when environmental awareness is not well developed. This study examines these relationships as a consequence of poor accessibility, focusing on areas situated at least 30 km. far away from any urban settlement. Results indicate that these areas are rich in natural assets with a huge environmental value (such as the coastal and mountain region and the Danube Delta), in an almost pristine condition, but threatened by the land cover and use changes induced by the economic and social pressure to a greater extent than the national average, despite of the inclusion of significant portions in the national system of natural protected sites, supporting the hypothesis. From a practical point, these findings require immediate actions aimed at protecting the environment and biodiversity.

  • Issue Year: 7/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 197-206
  • Page Count: 10