A park is a protected area of land and water, usually in its natural or semi-natural (landscaped) state and set aside for some purpose, often to do with human recreation. The natural state consists of various interdependent elements, compounds, minerals, rocks, soil types, microbes, oxygen producing plants, water bodies, and animal species.
Wilderness parks are intact and undeveloped areas used mainly by wild species. Many parks are legally protected by law, with enforcement agencies to ensure the laws are followed.
Large protected wilderness zones are required for some wild species to survive. Some protected parks focus mainly on the survival of a few threatened species, such as gorillas or chimpanzees. Before many areas are over developed by human activity, new parks are made to protect some of the last remaining wilderness areas on Earth. Many new parks are currently being planned and legally passed through Parliaments and Legislatures.