Protected areas for the 21st century: working to provide benefits to society

@article{Mcneely1994ProtectedAF,
  title={Protected areas for the 21st century: working to provide benefits to society},
  author={Jeffrey A. Mcneely},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={1994},
  volume={3},
  pages={390-405}
}
Since the first national park was created at Yellowstone in the USA in 1872, over 8500 protected areas have been established worldwide. Virtually all countries have seen the wisdom of protecting areas of outstanding importance to society, and such sites now cover over 5% of Earth's land surface. However, many of these protected areas exist only on paper, not on the ground. Most are suffering from a combination of threats, including pollution, over-exploitation, encroachment, poaching, and many… CONTINUE READING

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