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  • Biological diversity
  • Land and Agriculture

Definition(s)

Protected areas that are strictly set aside to protect biodiversity and also possibly geological/geomorphological features, where human visitation, use and impacts are strictly controlled and limited to ensure protection of the conservation values. Such protected areas can serve as indispensable reference areas for scientific research and monitoring. (Source: IUCN, Protected Area Categories)