Integration of a World Heritage Site in an agricultural environment in the Simen Mountains (Ethiopia)

Hurni, Hans; Ashine, Teshome (1986). Integration of a World Heritage Site in an agricultural environment in the Simen Mountains (Ethiopia). Parks, 11(1), pp. 11-14. IUCN World Commission

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The conflict between nature-orientated conservation and man-orientated rural development is examined, along with the degree to which ecological research contributes to mountain development, and whether conservation areas can be protected from being areas of natural resources ultimately to be used by man in life-threatening need. A high mountain national park in Ethiopia is taken as an example within UNESCO's concept of Biosphere Reserves. The main finding is that conservation without development will fail, and therefore the focus is more on the area surrounding a national park than on the park itself. A buffer zone must be developed as an economically stable and socially secure area for man, so that his needs do not drive him to exploit the last natural resource area in his vicinity. Simen is a World Heritage Site for future generations. Man and nature, development and conservation, belong together in this unique mountain area.

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10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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Hurni, Hans


IUCN World Commission




Stephan Schmidt

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01 Mar 2016 08:40

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05 Dec 2022 14:52




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