Protecting the protected: Buffer zone planning in Poland and Australia

Kozlowski, J. and Peterson, A. (1997) Protecting the protected: Buffer zone planning in Poland and Australia. Parks, 6 3: 35-49.

Author Kozlowski, J.
Peterson, A.
Title Protecting the protected: Buffer zone planning in Poland and Australia
Journal name Parks
ISSN 0960-233X
Publication date 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 6
Issue 3
Start page 35
End page 49
Total pages 15
Place of publication Gland, Switzerland
Publisher International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Language eng
Subject 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
Abstract It has long been recognised that the ecosystems and landscape values of protected areas can be damaged by events outside the protected area boundary. The use of buffer zones has often been suggested as a means of combating external threats, but there is little agreement as to how buffer zones should be planned and implemented. This paper puts forward a model ' Buffer Zone Planning ' method, outlining the principles involved, describing the practical steps necessary to undertake such a method and giving examples from case studies in Poland and Australia. The legal and institutional requirements necessary for the success of buffer zone planning are discussed.The authors suggest that a rigorous yet flexible approach to buffer zone planning will produce the greatest benefits for protected areas
Keyword Protected area
Land use planning
Comparative analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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