Historic parks of Guelphia

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Historic Parks
IUCN category V
(protected landscape/seascape)
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Visitors 550,000 (in 2010)
Managing authority Royal National Parks Service

Historic Parks are among the smallest and least common form of protected area used within Guelphia. Historic parks are defined as being places of important historic significance to the people of Guelphia. Such parks may be created around a ruin, landmark, building, shipwreck, battle site; or even an area of archaeological significance such a Ngati Mōri pā.

There are currently just xx historic parks gazetted in Guelphia, which between them total 0 square miles (0 km2) or x.xx% of the total area of the country. All historic parks are managed by the Royal National Parks Service. While being predominantly of human interest, the protection and care of native flora and fauna is also taken into account with all historic parks.


Guelphia's historic parks are defined within the International Union for Conservation of Nature system as:

An area of land, with coast and sea as appropriate, where the interaction of people and nature over time has produced an area of distinct character with significant aesthetic, ecological and/or cultural value, and often with high biological diversity. Safeguarding the integrity of this traditional interaction is vital to the protection, maintenance and evolution of such an area.[1]

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