Only ten percent of the global terrestrial protected area network is connected via intact land

@article{Ward2020OnlyTP,
  title={Only ten percent of the global terrestrial protected area network is connected via intact land},
  author={Michelle S. Ward and Santiago Saura and Brooke A. Williams and Juan Pablo Ram{\'i}rez-Delgado and Nur Arafeh-Dalmau and James R. Allan and Oscar Venter and Gr{\'e}goire Dubois and James E. M. Watson},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
Land free of direct anthropogenic disturbance is considered essential for achieving biodiversity conservation outcomes but is rapidly eroding. In response, many nations are increasing their protected area estates but little consideration is given to the context of the surrounding landscape. This is despite the fact that connectivity between protected areas is critical in a changing climate and mandated in international protected area targets. By utilizing the latest human pressure assessment… Expand
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