Evaluating the ecological performance of protected areas

  title={Evaluating the ecological performance of protected areas},
  author={Bernard W. T. Coetzee},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
While protected areas are a key component of the global conservation strategy, quantitative demonstrations of their positive ecological performance, meaning the extent to which they conserve the biodiversity features they were designated for, is broadly lacking. This commentary presents the emerging field of impact of evaluation of protected areas, with a focus on establishing their ecological performance. It highlights recent advances in protected area evaluations and explores the challenges… CONTINUE READING


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