Protection objectives in Polish urban nature reserves as a challenge for their management

Maciej Wasilewski, Barbara Szulczewska

DOI: 10.21858/msr.22.01

Vol no: 22

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157 nature reserves are situated in different parts of the spatial structure of Polish towns and cities. They were established at different times and often for different reasons than the nature reserves located outside Polish cities. Due to their location, urban reserves are very frequently used similarly to other green open spaces. The aim of this paper is to identify the main protection objectives of nature reserves located in towns and cities in order to find out to what extent their inevitable recreational use results in management problems