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Definition: Protected landscape/seascape


Protected areas managed mainly for landscape/seascape conservation and recreation. The diversity of areas falling into this category is very large. They include those whose landscapes possess special aesthetic qualities which are a result of the interaction of man and land or water, traditional practices associated with agriculture, grazing and fishing being dominant; and those that are primarily natural areas, such as coastline, lake or river shores, hilly or mountainous terrains, managed intensively by man for recreation and tourism.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), "The Forest Resources Assessment Programme (FRA 2000)", Terms and Definitions, United Nations, Rome, 1998