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Sustainability 2015, 7(11), 15617-15631; doi:10.3390/su71115617

Analysis of the Network of Protected Areas in China Based on a Geographic Perspective: Current Status, Issues and Integration

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Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Water Conservancy, #9, Block 4, Renminnan Road, Chengdu 610041, China
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University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 19A Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049, China
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 29 September 2015 / Revised: 2 November 2015 / Accepted: 17 November 2015 / Published: 20 November 2015
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With the continued growth of protected areas (PAs) in China in terms of the number, coverage and varieties of protected objects, how to efficiently manage the protected areas to ensure both resource protection and environmental protection has become a crucial research question. By applying a geographic perspective in an analysis of the development and evolution of protected areas in China, this paper presents the results of an analysis focused on the status and the types of current approaches to the management of natural protected areas to reveal the problems that exist in their management and to further explore an integration strategy for the protected area network. It proposes that the future management of protected areas should prioritize their legal status, the sustainable livelihood of individuals living in close proximity to them, and the establishment of a unified database to achieve grid and information management of the protected areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: protected area; geographic perspective; current status; issues; integration; biodiversity protected area; geographic perspective; current status; issues; integration; biodiversity
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Cao, M.; Peng, L.; Liu, S. Analysis of the Network of Protected Areas in China Based on a Geographic Perspective: Current Status, Issues and Integration. Sustainability 2015, 7, 15617-15631.

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