American Journal of Environmental Sciences

LANDSCAPE AND BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF PROTECTED AREAS NETWORK IN PERM KRAI

S. A. Buzmakov and P. Yu. Sannikov

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2014.516.522

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 5

Pages 516-522

Abstract

The problem of creating the systems of specially Protected natural Areas (PA) adequately representing the geographical diversity of different territories has been acute. Creation of the territory nature protection systems always requires comprehensive assessment of the representativeness of the existing PA network. In Perm region the only such research was carried out at the end of the last century. Since then, the region borders, structure and PA network size, as well as the structure of natural resource use have significantly changed. In this study we assess the representativeness of the PA network of Perm region. For this purpose the representation of the PA network on landscape and biodiversity was analyzed. The study identified the endowment of natural areas and the representation of wetlands in the PA network in the region. Protected species of plants and animals which need development of measures for the territorial protection were identified. The size of the PAs necessary to develop the nature protection network was calculated.

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© 2014 S. A. Buzmakov and P. Yu. Sannikov. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.