JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2000, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 164-169.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2000.02.014

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Landscape pattern design and wildlife conservation in nature reserve—Case study of Wolong Nature Reserve

CHEN Liding1, FU Bojie1, LIU Xuehua2   

  1. 1. Research Center for Eco Environmental Sciences,CAS,Beijing 100085,China;
    2. International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences,Enschede 7500AA,The Netherlands
  • Received:1999-08-23 Revised:1999-11-09 Online:2000-06-25 Published:2000-06-25

Abstract: Establishing nature reserve is one of the most effective measures for protecting bio diversity and endangered species.However,the purpose of establishing nature reserve with degenerated natural species usually failed to reach due to irrational spatial arrangement of the reserves.The case study of Wolong Nature Reserve presented in this study indicates some practical methods on design of functional units of a nature reserve.Before landscape element design is carried out,it is necessary to conduct landscape suitability evaluations,based on which core patches,buffer areas and corridors can be designed.(a)Design of core patches will consider both landscape suitability and patch size that can accommodate certain number species.(b)While designing buffer areas,it is better to enable the buffer areas cover all the core patches as well as the affecting distance to certain species.(c)Two cases should be clearified: the existing corridors which have to be protected strictly;and the potential corridors that can become a practical corridor for gene exchange between different habitats by rehabilitating vegetation.

Key words: nature reserve, landscape pattern design, core area, buffer area, corridor, wildlife conservation