The performance and potential of protected areas

Watson, James E. M., Dudley, Nigel, Segan, Daniel B. and Hockings, Marc (2014) The performance and potential of protected areas. Nature, 515 7525: 67-73. doi:10.1038/nature13947

Author Watson, James E. M.
Dudley, Nigel
Segan, Daniel B.
Hockings, Marc
Title The performance and potential of protected areas
Journal name Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-0836
Publication date 2014-11-06
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/nature13947
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 515
Issue 7525
Start page 67
End page 73
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
1000 General
Abstract Originally conceived to conserve iconic landscapes and wildlife, protected areas are now expected to achieve an increasingly diverse set of conservation, social and economic objectives. The amount of land and sea designated as formally protected has markedly increased over the past century, but there is still a major shortfall in political commitments to enhance the coverage and effectiveness of protected areas. Financial support for protected areas is dwarfed by the benefits that they provide, but these returns depend on effective management. A step change involving increased recognition, funding, planning and enforcement is urgently needed if protected areas are going to fulfil their potential.
Keyword Ecology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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