Geology, geography and global energy

Scientific and Technical Journal

The evaluation of representativeness of protected areas network in Perm region

2014. №4, pp. 100-109

Sannikov Pavel Yu. - Post-graduate student, Perm State National Research University, 15 Bukirev st., Perm, 614990, Russian Federation,

Nowadays, the problem of creating the systems of protected areas adequately representing the geographical diversity of different territories is up-to-date. Creating representative systems of a territory nature protection always requires comprehensive assessment of the representativeness of the existing network of protected areas. In Perm region there is only one such work that was done at the end of the last century. Since then, significant changes were made to the region borders, the structure and the protected areas network size, and the structure of natural resource use has changed. In this paper we evaluate the representativeness of the protected areas network of Perm region. For this purpose the representation of protected areas network on landscape and biodiversity was analyzed. The study identified the availability in natural areas of the region of protected areas, the representation of wetlands in the protected areas network. Protected species of plants and animals represented on protected areas and the species which need development of measures for the territorial protection were identified, the species requiring further study were pointed out. The size of protected areas necessary to complete the nature protection network was identified.

Key words: особо охраняемые природные территории (ООПТ), ландшафтное разнообразие, биоразнообразие, protected areas (PA’s), landscape diversity, biodiversity