17 May '18, 6pm

via @Mongabay

via @Mongabay

About one-third of the world’s total protected area — around 6 million square kilometers (2.3 million square miles) — bears the scars of substantial degradation at the hands of humans, according to research published in the journal Science. The researchers found that large parks and reserves held to the toughest standards are doing significantly better than those with laxer controls. The authors argue that assessments of the effectiveness of protected areas should be considered, especially as governments try to meet one of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets calling for protecting 17 percent of the Earth’s land area by 2020.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/05/humans-are-leaving-thei...

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