The performance and potential of protected areas

Watson, J.E.M., Dudley, N., Segan, D.B. and M. Hockings (2014). The performance and potential of protected areas. Nature, 515: 19-25.

In light of only small progress towards the protected area Aichi Targets, increasing demands protected areas beyond biodiversity conservation and lots of government back tracking, the paper makes the case for a fundamental step change in funding, planning and enforcement is urgently needed if protected areas are going to fulfil their potential.

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