Assessing protected area effectiveness using surrounding (buffer) areas environmentally similar to the target area

@article{Mas2005AssessingPA,
  title={Assessing protected area effectiveness using surrounding (buffer) areas environmentally similar to the target area},
  author={J. Mas},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
  year={2005},
  volume={105},
  pages={69-80}
}
  • J. Mas
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Many studies are based on the assumption that an area and its surrounding (buffer) area present similar environmental conditions and can be compared. For example, in order to assess the effectiveness of a protected area, the land use/cover changes are compared inside the park with its surroundings. However, the heterogeneity in spatial variables can bias this assessment: we have shown that most of the protected areas in Mexico present significant environmental differences between their interior… Expand
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