Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) and its conservation implications

  title={Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) and its conservation implications},
  author={Michael B. Mascia and Sharon Pailler},
  journal={Conservation Letters},
National parks and other protected areas (PAs) are the foundation of global efforts to conserve biological diversity. [] Key Method As a preliminary investigation of PADDD and its implications for conservation science and policy, we explore the published literature and contemporary media reports. We identify 89 historic instances of PADDD, in 27 countries, since 1900. Contemporary accounts reveal that PADDD has recently occurred or is currently under consideration in at least 12 countries worldwide…

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