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Researchers Identify Unprotected Regions That Harbor The Majority Of Life On Earth
2013-09-05 16:23:48

Can the separate international commitments of protecting 17% of the planet's terrestrial surface and of conserving 60% of the world's plant species within these protected areas be met simultaneously by 2020?

Colombian Orinoco Basin Natural Ecosystems Are In Danger
2013-03-13 11:16:49

Increasing of protected area does not necessarily lead to proportional improvement in ecosystem conservation

Deforestation Protections In The Amazon Are Effective If Measures Are Strict
2013-03-12 06:00:25

Deforestation is less likely to occur in areas of the Amazon rainforest that have been placed under strict protection than those that allow for controlled resource extraction.

Co-management Approach Safeguards Marine Protected Area In Indonesian Coral Triangle
2013-02-09 09:13:23

Fishing communities living on the islands of Indonesia's Karimunjawa National Park have found an important balance, improving their social well-being while reducing their reliance on marine biodiversity, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Western Australia.

2012-11-08 00:46:57

A new study led by researchers from the University of York suggests protected areas in East Africa are not conserving plants such as the iconic Acacia tree.

2010-11-01 15:56:16

Protected areas are generally seen as a triumph for the preservation of nature, yet the reality on the ground is more complex.

2010-07-01 14:32:31

A more flexible approach to the expansion of protected area systems could ultimately protect much more biodiversity for the same budget according to a new paper in the scientific journal Nature.


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