Saving What Remains


 

IUCN Categories (IUCN 1985)

Category  

 Title    

Stated Purpose

  # of Such Areas Supervised 

Total Acreage

I

Scientific Reserve/ Strict Nature Reserve

maintain natural processes and services in undisturbed state;

125

25,859,779 acres (10,469,546 HA)

II

National Park

maintain maximum biodiversity and genetic resources; area restricted for research and education; protect natural areas for educational and recreational (ecotourist) activities; areas not altered by recent human activity; usually reserved for large areas

216

88,098,550 acres (35,667,429 HA)

III

Natural Monument/ Natural Landmark

protects a small nationally significant area for public viewing (like a waterfall)

6

51,994 acres(21,050 HA)

IV

Managed Nature Reserve/ Wildlife Sanctuary

maintain conditions necessary for existence of species, communities, and the ecosystem as a whole, but allow some sustainable, but controlled, use of products

263

41,540,072 acres (16,817,843 HA)

V

Protected Landscape

maintain areas of human presence in such as way to avoid further environmental degradation; allow tourism and recreation

59

7,576,816 acres (3,067,537 HA)

VI

Resource Reserve

to protect natural resources from rapid over-exploitation; to safeguard against environmentally damaging projects

 

 

VII

Natural Biotic Area/ Anthropological Reserve

allow for indigenous peoples to continue their existing way of life without interference from outsiders

 

 

   

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Solutions Introduction
Sustainable Forest Products
Large-scale Forest Products
Medicinal Drugs
Logging
Logging (con't)
Oil
Conservation Priorities
Reserve Size & Valuation
Organization
Intergovernmental Institutions
Communication, Education
Indigenous people
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References (1)
References (3)
References (5)

Sustainable Dev - Agriculture
Eco-tourism
Foods & Genetic Diversity
Medicinal Drugs & Pesticides
Logging (con't)
Cattle
Increasing Productivity
Types of Reserves
Funding
Developing nations
NGOs
International Organizations
Conclusion
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References (2)
References (4)
References (6)

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