Categories for the management of protected areas which were developed by the IUCN (World Conservation Union) and are widely used around the world. The ten categories are: Category I, Scientific Reserve/Strict Nature Reserve; Category II, National Park; Category III, Natural Monument/Natural Landmark; Category IV, Managed Nature Reserve/Wildlife Sanctuary; Category V, Protected Landscape or Seascape; Category VI, Resource Reserve; Category VII, Natural Biotic Area/Anthropological Reserve; Category VIII, Multiple‐Use Management Area/Managed Resource Area; Category IX, Biosphere Reserve; Category X, World Heritage Site.
Subjects: Environmental Science.
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