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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 441-445
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2008.441.445
 
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The Conformity of Iran`s Protected Areas with IUCN Categorization System

M. Cheraghi, N. Khorasani, M. Karami, M. Shariat and B. Riazi

Abstract:
The main object of this research is to define the real status of the 4 category (the protected areas) in Iran compared with IUCN categorized system. So, the protected area of Maracan with an extension of 103983 hectares situated in the northwest of the country was selected as a case study. The methodology is as soon as the ecological and socio-economical resources which led to the supplement of the resources base map (scale:1.50000) were identified the mapping and zoning processes founded on an analytical system resulted in the grasp of the environmental unit. At the final stage, the zoning model was ascertained. This study intends to find out whether the protected of Maracan matches with one of 4, 5 and 6 categories of IUCN or not. Its consequences indicated that the protected, the recovery, the buffer, the intensive and other zones in Maracan have allocated 52, 8.27, 11.35, 1 and 27% of the plane region to themselves coming one after the other. At the end, the research is suggestive of the 4 category management to protected area of Maracan and the Environmental Conservation Organization of Iran must conform all of protected areas to IUCN categorized system with mentioned methodology.
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How to cite this article:

M. Cheraghi, N. Khorasani, M. Karami, M. Shariat and B. Riazi, 2008. The Conformity of Iran`s Protected Areas with IUCN Categorization System. Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 441-445.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2008.441.445

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2008.441.445

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