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Global study finds rapid recent expansion of PA numbers hasn't translated into effective protection

A study of human activity within thousands of conservation spaces in over 150 countries suggests that – on average across the world – protected areas are not reducing the “anthropogenic pressure” on our most precious natural habitats.


Protected areas are vital to preserving diverse life on Earth, as well as mitigating climate change by conserving carbon-sequestering vegetation, say Cambridge scientists. They argue that the findings show the effects of chronic underfunding and a lack of involvement of local communities.


https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/largest-study-of-protected-areas-in-the-world-show-the-effects-of-human-encroachment-7566551.html

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