47. The purpose of the “protected area with sustainable use” status is to protect ecosystems and habitats, and to protect the associated cultural values.
A protected area with sustainable use is characterized by the presence of natural conditions on the greater part of the land and by sustainable use of its natural resources. The land must be developed for the benefit of the local and Aboriginal communities concerned. Its management must be exemplary, and the communities’ participation must be encouraged.
2002, c. 74, s. 47; 2021, c. 1, s. 351.