“Protected areas are widely regarded as one of the most successful measures implemented for the conservation of biodiversity, drawing upon traditional and community-based approaches, governance regimes, scientific and traditional knowledge and contemporary practices of governments and conservation agencies.”
http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/gpap_biodiversity/ – a superb resource for extra reading
How do we define nature reserves?
Nature reserves are a habitat and ecosystem conservation approach that aim to protect areas to slow the loss of biodiversity. They may be designated by national governmental institutions or by private landowners. Different types of nature reserves include: wildlife, scenic and scientific, and National Parks – all of which have varying levels of protection depending on national and local laws.
What is the optimum design for a successful nature reserve?
Class notes are here click on the link –>
Great resource for the Central Catchment Area and the MacRitchie Nature reserve
- http://lovemacritchie.wordpress.com/why/#link3 – very informative!
Another fantastic blog post: