Biodiv Sci ›› 2022, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (4): 21441.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2021441

• Special Feature: On the Ecological Conservation Redline • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Relationship between ecological space and ecological conservation redline from the perspective of management requirements

Shujie Zhang1, Youbo Zhuang1,2,*()   

  1. 1 School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084
    2 Institute for National Parks, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084
  • Received:2021-11-03 Accepted:2022-04-18 Online:2022-04-20 Published:2022-04-29
  • Contact: Youbo Zhuang


Background and Aims: In the context of territorial spatial planning, the ecological conservation redline is the management requirements on ecological space. However, whether the requirements of the ecological conservation redline are compatible with that of various ecological spaces, and how to coordinate them, still require further study.

Methods: This study constructed a classification system of the ecological space with “two attributes and three levels”, which are natural and managerial attributes, and macro, meso, and micro levels. From the management requirements perspective, the research focuses on the relationship analysis between 13 types of ecological space and the ecological conservation redline around the three aspects of management objectives, management content, and management intensity.

Results: In terms of management objectives, supporting objectives and regulating objectives are highly compatible, while provisioning objectives and cultural objectives are quite different. In terms of management content, the differences are mainly in the nurture restoration and artificial utilization. In terms of management intensity, the two-level system of the ecological conservation redline and the three-level system of ecological space do not completely match.

Recommendation: It is recommended to improve the ecological space classification with a system of “two attributes and three levels”. The management requirements of ecological space should be systematically constructed from three aspects: management objective, management content and management intensity. The management content and intensity of the ecological conservation redline should be further improved to better coordinate with the various ecological spaces.

Key words: territorial spatial planning, ecological space, ecological conservation redline, protected area, management objective, management content, management intensity