Dictionary of Geotourism

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Nature Reserve Management Regulations

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1729

These regulations were promulgated by Order No. 167 of the State Council in October 1994 and went into force on 1 December 1994. They are outlined in five chapters: Chapter I, General Provisions; Chapter II, Nature Reserve Construction; Chapter III, Nature Reserve Management; Chapter IV, Legal Responsibility; and Chapter V, Supplementary Provisions. There are a total of 44 regulations. The regulations stipulate that geological structures of great scientific and cultural values deserve special protection. These features include marine areas, coasts, islands, wetlands, inland waters, forests, grasslands and deserts, natural caves, fossil regions, glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs. Nature reserves are to be established for protection, and each reserve area is divided into a core area, buffer zone, experimental area and peripheral protection zone. The public and organisations are prohibited from accessing the core area, and only scientific observations and research activities can be...

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