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A large number are ''paper parks," which although protected by law, are unprotected, unmanaged, and lacking in park infrastructure and on-site staff. Some have been so degraded and their biological diversity so depleted, that they are no longer worth designation as parks. Factors in Protected Area Management. Regardless of the comprehensiveness of a country's protected area system, biological diversity cannot be preserved unless there are adequate legal and institutional structures capable of managing the protected areas.

These include the World Heritage Convention, which has named eleven natural sites in the developing countries of Asia as being of global significance; the Ramsar Convention, through which twenty-six regional wetland areas have been listed; and Unesco's Man and the Biosphere Box 3. Wildlife Trade in AsiaHunting and trapping for trade can endanger individual species. It is estimated that total trade in wildlife and wildlife products worldwide amounts to a minimum of $5 billion annually, and that 2533 percent of that trade is illegal (WRI 1988).

Wetlands in the Asia-Pacific Region 11 Table 4. Protected Area Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region 14 Table 5. Number and Area of Important Wetlands under Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region 15 Table 6. Priority Areas for the Conservation of Marine Biodiversity 17 Table 7. National Conservation Legislation and its Enforcement 18 Table 8. Government Agencies Responsible for Biodiversity Conservation 19 Table 9. National Conservation Budgets for Protected Areas 20 Table 10. Annual Funding of Biodiversity Conservation in the Asia-Pacific Region from International Sources 20 Table 11.

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