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

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