Number of people legally applying for entry into protected areas
Original indicator name: the degree of anthropogenic disturbance in protected areas
Terrestrial protected areas
PSBR model type
Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Target 11: By 2020, at least 17 percent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 percent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes.
Protected areas provide various benefits to both biodiversity and sustainable development. Establishing protected areas is a globally recognized main strategy to protect species and ecosystems. Ecological zone (i.e., core zone) is the core of the protected areas, which contains important natural and cultural landscapes or habitats for species. The main purpose of establishing protected areas is to protect and preserve natural resources, landscapes, or important species, nonetheless, to allow people to visit nature as a way of education, parts of the protected areas such as national parks and natural reserves would accept applications for entering the core zone. With control over the number of applicants, the authorities can manage tour activities and promote eco-tour in the protected areas.
Definition and Calculation
Count the number of people applying to enter protected areas every year as an indicator of the degree of human disturbance.
From January to December in 2018, there were 3,915 patrols who applied for entry into the wildlife sanctuaries, nature reserves, and strict nature reserves, and the number of applications for entry was 1,530.
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Data Management Authorities
Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture
The forestry district office's summary table of impacts of ecological conservation business in 2018