Downgrading, downsizing, degazettement, and reclassification of protected areas in Brazil.


Protected areas (PAs) are key elements for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services. Brazil has the largest PA system in the world, covering approximately 220 million ha. This system expanded rapidly in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Recent events in Brazil, however, have led to an increase in PA downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12298


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