Conserving the natural heritage of Latin America and the Caribbean: the planning and management of protected areas in the neotropical realm : proceedings of the 18th working session of IUCN's Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas, Lima, Peru, 21-28 June 1981

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IUCN, 1981 - 329 pages
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Page 1 - Conservation is defined here as: the management of human use of the biosphere so that it may yield the greatest sustainable benefit to present generations while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations.
Page 253 - Each biosphere reserve will be large enough to be an effective conservation unit, and to accommodate different uses without conflict. Each reserve must be approved by the Man and the Biosphere International Coordinating Council before...
Page 316 - Internacional de monumentos y lugares de interés artístico e histórico (ICOMOS) y un representante de la Unión Internacional para la conservación de la naturaleza y sus recursos (UICN...
Page 8 - Conservation in this document is defined as the management of human use of the biosphere so that it may yield the greatest sustainable benefit to the present generation while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations.
Page 1 - ... to maintain essential ecological processes and life-support systems, to preserve genetic diversity, and to ensure the sustainable utilization of harvested natural resources under their jurisdiction in accordance with scientific principles and with a view to attaining the goal of sustainable development.
Page 225 - The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was adopted in Paris in 1972, and . came into force in December 1975. The convention provides for the designation of areas of 'outstanding universal value' as World Heritage Sites, with the principal aim of fostering international cooperation in safeguarding these important areas.
Page 92 - Scientists often need to make comparisons over the entire range of habitats or species ranges, requiring an international overview. "Plant breeders need to know where wild ancestors of domestic agricultural crops can be found in protected areas, in order to locate sources of genetic diversity for improving crop breeds. "Governments need to know what is being done in the field of protected areas management in other countries, in order to enhance their own efforts and to avoid repeating mistakes. PADU...
Page 187 - Sanctuary: to assure the natural conditions necessary to protect nationally significant species, groups of species, biotic communities, or physical features of the environment where these require specific human manipulation for their perpetuation.
Page 254 - ... animals within natural ecosystems, and to safeguard the genetic diversity of species on which their continuing evolution depends. Biosphere reserves provide opportunities for ecological research, particularly baseline studies, both within natural and altered environments. These reserves have particular value as benchmarks or standards for measurement of long-term changes in the biosphere as a whole and are consequently important sites for environmental monitoring. Biosphere reserves provide facilities...
Page 187 - To maintain nationally significant natural landscapes which are characteristic of the harmonious interaction of man and land while providing opportunities for public enjoyment through recreation and tourism within the normal life style and economic activity of these areas.

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