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Countering resistance to protected-area extension

Lindenmayer, David B; Thorn, Simon; Noss, Reed


The establishment of protected areas is a critical strategy for conserving biodiversity. Key policy directives like the Aichi targets seek to expand protected areas to 17% of Earth's land surface, with calls by some conservation biologists for much more. However, in places such as the United States, Germany, and Australia, attempts to increase protected areas are meeting strong resistance from communities, industry groups, and governments. We examined case studies of such resistance in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Biology
DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12990
Access Rights: Open Access


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