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III Values

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There are dozens of possible reasons for why certain areas should be protected. Most of the conventions in this area recognize a very wide spectrum of values in their preamble. The Madrid Protocol proclaims that protected areas in the Antarctic must reflect, 'outstanding values' with regard to, 'environmental, scientific, historic, aesthetic or wilderness values, any combination of those values, or ongoing or planned scientific research'. Protected areas which spill over from national boundaries can be strong tools for confidence building between States. Protected areas often provide perfect conditions for scientific research, both in terms of the topic of study and the surrounding environment. The most obvious manifestation of direct economic value, in the context of protected areas, is tourism. The protection of ecosystems can be justified on the grounds that such protection may help the species within them, or the species surrounding them. The ecosystem is a storehouse of biodiversity.

Keywords: biodiversity; ecosystem; environmental values; protected areas; scientific research; species



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