Friday, March 25, 2011

People and protected area

It is estimated that up to 50 percent of the world’s biodiversity will be lost this century. For many threatened plants and animals, protected areas are a vital refuge in the face of declining natural habitats. However, across the world they face increasing pressures. Some conservation policies are also disadvantageous for local people. What does the future hold for protected areas? This issue of id21 insights discusses the challenges facing people living and working in or near publicly designated and locally defined protected areas, particularly in developing countries. Articles include, Protecting nature, culture and people and Governance of protected areas. Full report available on Eldis site.

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