Bioregion

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A bioregion is an ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than an ecozone, but larger than an ecoregion and an ecosystem. The bioregion is the land that forms a space with natural , geographical and common historical, and boosts their identity values 1. bioregions are a social and natural experience , and are aware that arises from relationships over time with the terrain and the landscape in particular. Meanwhile, much of the human consciousness is drawn into an increasingly abstract global world , bioregional vision seeks to amend the torn fabric of life, re-knit network of relations between people and place ( Guimaraes R. P 2001) . The center of human , historically and in the bioregional vision experience is the relationship of human communities with its array of local and regional nature. Bioregions bring together nature and society within the context of specific places. The bioregional approach returns to a sense that makes up much of human experience, and recently darkened in the industrial era. Bioregionalism aims to achieve a balance in humans leave space for other species and harmonize their activities within natural ecosystems. Bioregions cover various cultural areas , homelands , biodiversity, spiritual and ideological canons reveal economic practices , territories of mind, unique stories of the place and geographically separate parts of the earth. It can be assumed that a bioregion is a region whose systemic structure there is an element of ecological character overdetermines or conditions nature and regional operation, for example, determines the flora , fauna , the mode of production , social relations , goods and services produced and the form of external insertion of the region, including its culture. Guimaraes in his article summarizes the concept of bioregion , from the vision of the World Resources Institute (WRI ) , the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN ) and the United Nations Environment Programme , as "a water and soil territory whose boundaries are defined by the geographical boundaries of human communities and ecological systems. Such area must be large enough to maintain the integrity of biological communities , habitats and ecosystems of the region ; sustain essential services such as nutrient cycling and waste migration flows and ecological processes ; meet the requirements of territory for key species ; and include human communities in the management, use and understanding of biological resources. Should be small enough so that local residents call home . "