Measuring the effectiveness of protected area networks in reducing deforestation

  title={Measuring the effectiveness of protected area networks in reducing deforestation},
  author={K. Andam and P. Ferraro and A. Pfaff and G. A. Sanchez-Azofeifa and J. Robalino},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={16089 - 16094}
  • K. Andam, P. Ferraro, +2 authors J. Robalino
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Global efforts to reduce tropical deforestation rely heavily on the establishment of protected areas. Measuring the effectiveness of these areas is difficult because the amount of deforestation that would have occurred in the absence of legal protection cannot be directly observed. Conventional methods of evaluating the effectiveness of protected areas can be biased because protection is not randomly assigned and because protection can induce deforestation spillovers (displacement) to… CONTINUE READING
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