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Management plan for UNESCO Shinan Dadohae Biosphere Reserve (SDBR), Republic of Korea: integrative perspective on ecosystem and human resources

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Author(s): Lee, Heon-Jong | Kyoung-Man Cho | Sun-Kee Hong | Jae-Eun Kim | Kyoung-Wan Kim | Kyoung-Ah Lee | Kyong-O Moon

Journal: Journal of Ecology and Field Biology
ISSN 1975-020X

Volume: 33;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: biodiversity | island culture | Shinan Dadohae Biosphere Reserve | sun-dried salt | sustainable development | tidal flat | UNESCO

ABSTRACT
The archipelago in the southwest sea, Korea, was registered as Shinan Dadohae Biosphere Reserve by United NationsEducational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Man and the Biosphere (UNESCO MAB) on May 26, 2009. This studywas conducted to determine a method of reconciling natural and anthropogenic processes and to enable sustainabledevelopment in the vicinity of the Shinan Dadohae Biosphere Reserve (SDBR). To accomplish this, the characteristics ofSDBR with respect to biodiversity and cultural diversity were evaluated. In addition, a management plan regarding thewise use of the SDBR was developed while focusing on four parts: cultural support to induce motivation for native conservationand development; development and specification of fisheries and cultivation based on local community systems;restructuring of marine food products and resource transporting systems; activation and discovery of indigenousknowledge to enable networking between local residents, academia and the UNESCO-international society.
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