Retain or create buffer zones around important habitats
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Protected areas are usually subject to the influence of human activities in surrounding areas. Retaining or creating buffer zones around important habitats may help to reduce disturbance and degradation on the periphery of protected areas. Buffer zones are usually areas that do not receive full protection and are not subject to the same management intensity of core areas, but in which there may be a degree of limit to activities, such as fishing, shipping or development.