15 Jul '17, 4am

Privately protected areas: advances and challenges - @IUCN

Privately protected areas: advances and challenges - @IUCN

While under-recognition remains a problem, there have been a number of recent advances in thinking around PPAs, including the publication of new IUCN guidance, the development of supportive national and international policies, and the implementation of measures to improve documentation. These advances are the subject of a recent paper in the latest issue of the Parks Journal , which also discusses associated challenges and opportunities for the future. Advances in how PPAs are recognised, supported and documented are important because PPAs have the potential to help address a range of conservation challenges. By acting as components of broader protected area networks, PPAs can contribute to the connectivity and ecological-representativeness of the conservation landscape. Private actors may also be capable of extending protection to lands or waters that governments are unab...

Full article: https://www.iucn.org/news/protected-areas/201705/privatel...

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