[HOT] Mapping Africa's National Parks, Game Reserves and Nature Reserves

Eric SIBERT courrier at eric.sibert.fr
Sun Oct 5 14:19:57 UTC 2014

Taking the opportunity of reviewing all protected areas in Madagascar, 
I'm also thinking about areas tagging.

In Madagascar, the generic sentence is Aires Protégées (protected 
areas). At national level, one can find:
- Réserve Naturelle Intégrale (strict nature reserve): no access out of 
scientific investigations
- Parc National (national park): touristic access. No population settled 
inside, no agriculture, no wood cut. Usually no road and no motor 
vehicle inside.
- Réserve Spéciale (special reserve): similar to Parc National but may 
be more devoted to a specific conservation target.

Considering the wiki : 

boundary = protected_area

protect_class = 1 for Réserve Stricte
protect_class = 2 for Parc National
protect_class = 3 for Réserve Spéciale

I see that some people are also using
leisure = nature_reserve
landuse = conservation

For Madagascar, in the shape file, I find an attribute IUCN with values:

What's to do with that?

What's for protected areas considered as world heritage by UNESCO?


More information about the HOT mailing list