Multiple use areas
A category of management for areas that can both provide protection to natural resource systems and to certain natural resources and yet contribute significantly to a nation's economic needs. Originally an IUCN protected area category (category VIII), defined in 1978. Now no longer used as an independent category but similar to the 1994 defined category VI - 'Sustainable Use of Natural Resources.'
Adapted from IUCN (Dudley) 2008 1
Note: May also incorporate protected areas now classified under categories IV and V.
Adapted from Gardener et al. 2007 2
References & Websites
- Dudley N (2008) Guidelines for applying protected area management categories. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
- Gardner TA, Caro T, Fitzherbert EB, Banda T, Lalbhai P (2007) Conservation value of multiple-use areas in East Africa. Conservation Biology 21:1516–25.