The uncertain future of protected lands and waters

  title={The uncertain future of protected lands and waters},
  author={Rachel E. Golden Kroner and Siyu Qin and Carly N. Cook and Roopa Krithivasan and Shalynn M. Pack and Oscar D Bonilla and Kerry Anne Cort-Kansinally and Bruno Coutinho and Mingmin Feng and Mar{\'i}a Isabel Mart{\'i}nez Garc{\'i}a and Yifan He and Chris J. Kennedy and Clotilde Lebreton and Juan Carlos Ledezma and Thomas E. Lovejoy and David A. Luther and Yohan Parmanand and C{\'e}sar Augusto Ru{\'i}z-Agudelo and Edgard Yerena and Vilisa Mor{\'o}n Zambrano and Michael B. Mascia},
  pages={881 - 886}
Not all that protected, after all The intention of creating protected natural areas is to protect them in the long term from destructive human activities. Governments do not always follow these intentions, however, and often legally remove protections and reduce the extent of protected areas. Golden Kroner et al. looked across the United States and Amazonia over the past 200 years and found more than 700 such changes, two-thirds of which have occurred since the year 2000 (see the Perspective by… 
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