National forests of Guelphia
IUCN category VI
(sustainably managed protected area)
|Area||0 acres (0 ha)|
|Visitors||1.3 million (in 2010)|
|Managing authority||Forestry Commission|
National Forests are a form of protected area in Guelphia in which forestry, livestock grazing and a variety of recreational pursuits are allowed. There are currently 34 such forests across the country, occupying 0 square miles (0 square kilometres) or 0% of the total landmass of Guelphia.
The administration of Guelphia's national forests is the responsibility of the Forestry Commission, an executive agency of the Ministry of Primary Industry. The designation of a national forest allows for a variety of commercial activities to take place within the reserve that would normally be banned within a protected area. The national forest system also features many replanted forests, with plantations of both hardwood and softwood a reasonably common sight throughout the country.
National forests are defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as being:
An area containing predominantly unmodified natural systems, managed to ensure long term protection and maintenance of biological diversity, while providing at the same time a sustainable flow of natural products and services to meet community needs.
List of National Forests
References and notes
- Badman, Tim; Bomhard, Bastian. "World Heritage and Protected Areas 2008 Edition" (PDF). IUCN. p. 2. http://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/world_heritage_and_protected_areas_2008.pdf. Retrieved 29 November 2008.