Global protected area expansion is compromised by projected land-use and parochialism

  title={Global protected area expansion is compromised by projected land-use and parochialism},
  author={Federico Montesino Pouzols and Tuuli Toivonen and Enrico Di Minin and Aija S. Kukkala and Peter Kullberg and Johanna Kuuster{\"a} and Joona Lehtom{\"a}ki and Henrikki Tenkanen and Peter H. Verburg and Atte Moilanen},
Protected areas are one of the main tools for halting the continuing global biodiversity crisis caused by habitat loss, fragmentation and other anthropogenic pressures. According to the Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity, the protected area network should be expanded to at least 17% of the terrestrial world by 2020 ( To maximize conservation outcomes, it is crucial to identify the best expansion areas. Here we show that… CONTINUE READING
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