Conservation Bio Main Points 11-07-07

Conservation Bio Main Points 11-07-07 - Conservation Bio...

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Conservation Bio Main Points 11/7/07 Protected Areas o Protect an area that will maintain an intact community o IUCN: World Conservation Union Define Protected Areas: An area of land or sea especially dedicated to protection and maintenance of biological diversity and of natural and associated cultural resources and managed through legal and other effective means Many protected areas have been created since 1964 o Why create reserves? Historic Reasons: Hunting, fishing. Timber Species/habitat protection Rare communities/biodiversity Ecosystem function Carbon banks (climate change) Research o IUCN System of Classification 7 categories 1 a. Strict Nature Reserve: Primarily for research and environmental monitoring b. Wilderness area: maintain wilderness as is, used for recreation 2. National Parks: Protected for recreation, science, and education; for tourist use 3. National Monuments: Natural features protected for their rarity, education
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