Measuring the effectiveness of protected area networks in reducing deforestation.

@article{Andam2008MeasuringTE,
  title={Measuring the effectiveness of protected area networks in reducing deforestation.},
  author={Kwaw Senyi Andam and Paul J Ferraro and Alexander S. P. Pfaff and G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa and Juan Andres Robalino},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 42},
  pages={
          16089-94
        }
}
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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