reprinted from Positions on Property, Vol. 2,
No. 1 (Jan. 1995)
Structure of Biosphere Reserves
Inside, Beyond or Entirely Separate from the National
"a global network of protected areas
to conserve representative examples of the world's ecosystems"
"A national park normally corresponds to a core area together
with a buffer zone." - UNESCO(4)
Other Park Service Designations:
"Wilderness Areas are frequently designated as core areas
of Biosphere Reserves, or are included within larger areas delineated
as core areas. Biosphere Reserves may also include Research Natural
Areas, Experimental Research Areas, World Heritage Sites, National
Natural Landmarks, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and National Trails."
- National Park Service(5)
William P. Gregg, Jr. and Betsy Ann McGean, "Biosphere Reserves"
ORION Nature Quarterly, Summer 1985, p51
(2) "A Practical Guide to MAB,"
UNESCO, June 1987, p24 and "The Man and the Biosphere Program
- questions and answers," Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere
(3) William P. Gregg, Jr. "on Wilderness,
National Parks and Biosphere Resources." Proceedings of the
4th Annual Symposium on Biosphere Reserves (1987) p37.
(4) Ibid, p24
(5) "Natural Resources Management,"
Guidelines, Chapter 4, p22, NPS - 77
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