Resources Utilization and Management

Preliminary Assessment on Pressure and Threat of Protected Area in Northeast China

  • 1. a. College of Nature Conservation, b. School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China;
    2. Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China;
    3. World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) China Program Office, Beijing 100006, China

Received date: 2009-09-14

  Revised date: 2010-11-29

  Online published: 2011-05-20


The methodology of Rapid Assessment and Prioritization of Protected Areas Management (RAPPAM) recommended by World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was used in investigating and analyzing pressures, threats and trends of the protected areas in Northeast China. The results showed that the following six factors had broader sphere of influence, affecting at higher degree and lasting a longer time in the 14 threatening factors: fires, deforestation, poaching, non-timber forest products (NTFP), tourism and grazing. Protected areas should focus on control of these threatening factors. Therefore, the future management of protected areas should strengthen monitoring of fires, deforestation, poaching, NTFP, etc. Meanwhile, protected areas should develop relevant policies and take appropriate measures to effectively control and reduce the negative impact of eco-tourism to improve the effectiveness of management.

Cite this article

LUAN Xiao-feng, XI Yan, CHEN Chen, YAO Li, LI Di-qiang, ZHU Chun-quan . Preliminary Assessment on Pressure and Threat of Protected Area in Northeast China[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2011 , 26(5) : 725 -732 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2011.05.001


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