03 Aug '11, 6pm

Protected areas not enough to save life on Earth ~ #Eco #wildlife #sustainability #biodiversity #animals #green

Protected areas not enough to save life on Earth ~ #Eco #wildlife #sustainability #biodiversity #animals #green

Goodbye national parks: when 'eternal' protected areas come under attack (03/17/2011) One of the major tenets behind the creation of a national park, or other protected area, is that it will not fade, but remain in essence beyond the pressures of human society, enjoyed by current generations while being preserved for future ones. The protected area is a gift, in a way, handed from one wise generation to the next. However, in the real world, dominated by short-term thinking, government protected areas are not 'inalienable', as Abraham Lincoln dubbed one of the first; but face being shrunk, losing legal protection, or in some cases abolished altogether. A first of its kind study, published in Conservation Letters, recorded 89 instances in 27 countries of protected areas being downsized (shrunk), downgraded (decrease in legal protections), and degazetted (abolished) since 190...

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