Developing phase of China's system of nature reserves in perspective

Ouyang, Xue-Jun, Ye, Wan-Hui, Hockings, Marc, Luk, Chung-Lim and Huang, Zhong-Liang (2013) Developing phase of China's system of nature reserves in perspective. Forest Science and Practice, 15 4: 340-348. doi:10.1007/s11632-013-0422-4

Author Ouyang, Xue-Jun
Ye, Wan-Hui
Hockings, Marc
Luk, Chung-Lim
Huang, Zhong-Liang
Title Developing phase of China's system of nature reserves in perspective
Journal name Forest Science and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2095-4034
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11632-013-0422-4
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 340
End page 348
Total pages 9
Place of publication Beijing, China
Publisher Beijing Linye Daxue
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1107 Immunology
2303 Ecology
1105 Dentistry
1110 Nursing
Abstract Up until 2009, 2541 nature reserves had been established in China. However, the process of developing this system of nature reserves was not quite smooth. Various kinds of information related to nature reserves, such as annual growth, the type of nature reserves established, motives behind building a nature reserve, legal instructions and the constitution of government sectors, were collected and analyzed in order to highlight the characteristics of the development of our nature reserve system. As a result, we identify three phases and their characteristics, i.e., the initial phase from 1956 to 1978, the establishment phase from 1979 to 1996 and the management standardization phase from 1997 to 2009, could be clearly identified. It is suggested that since the establishment of this comprehensive structural framework in China, the system should be entering a new developing phase. We recommend that more attentions should be paid on how to guarantee effective management and how nature reserves are able to maintain their value and fulfill their objectives in the future.
Keyword China
Developing phase
Nature conservation jurisprudence
System of nature reserves
Types of nature reserve
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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