Large natural or near natural areas set aside to protect large-scale ecological processes, along with the complement of species and ecosystems characteristic of the area, which also provide a foundation for environmentally and culturally compatible spiritual, scientific, educational, recreational and visitor opportunities. (Source: IUCN, Protected Area Category)
Broader: protected areaLEO Thesaurus
Concept URI: http://www.informea.org/terms/national-park
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