Designing the core zone in a biosphere reserve based on suitable habitats:Yancheng Biosphere Reserve and the red crowned crane (Grus japonensis)

Citation
Wj. Li et al., Designing the core zone in a biosphere reserve based on suitable habitats:Yancheng Biosphere Reserve and the red crowned crane (Grus japonensis), BIOL CONSER, 90(3), 1999, pp. 167-173
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
ISSN journal
0006-3207 → ACNP
Volume
90
Issue
3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
167 - 173
Database
ISI
SICI code
0006-3207(199910)90:3<167:DTCZIA>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
Although much research has been undertaken to design nature reserves, there are few practical methods to determine the interior structure of a reserve . A procedure for design of the core zone in reserves is proposed. As a cas e study, the core zone in Yancheng Biosphere Reserve, People's Republic of China, which was established to preserve the endangered red crowned crane ( Grus japonensis) is designed. A statistical habitat model using geographic information system (GIS) is developed to predict crane presence or absence. Based on predicted suitable habitats, the minimum core zone is defined. Mo re suitable habitats can be contained in the designated core zone, and this will be beneficial to the conservation and restoration for crane habitats. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.