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(English) The management of human use of the biosphere so that it may yield the greatest sustainable benefit to current generations while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations: Thus conservation is positive, embracing preservation, maintenance, sustainable utilization, restoration, and enhancement of the natural environment. (See also: protected area)
(French) La gestion d'usage humain de la biosphère afin qu'il peut céder le plus grand avantage soutenable aux générations courantes en maintenant son potentiel de rencontrer les besoins et aspirations des générations de future: Donc la conservation est positive, qui englobe la préservation, l'entretien, l'utilisation soutenable, la restauration, et le renchérissement de l'environnement naturel. (See also: protected area)
(Portuguese) A gestão do uso humano da biosfera para que possa trazer o máximo de benefício sustentado à geração actual sem por hipotecar as necessidades e aspirações das gerações vindouras. (See also: protected area)

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