Upgrading protected areas to conserve wild biodiversity

  title={Upgrading protected areas to conserve wild biodiversity},
  author={Robert M. Pringle},
  • R. Pringle
  • Published 1 June 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
International agreements mandate the expansion of Earth's protected-area network as a bulwark against the continued extinction of wild populations, species, and ecosystems. Yet many protected areas are underfunded, poorly managed, and ecologically damaged; the conundrum is how to increase their coverage and effectiveness simultaneously. Innovative restoration and rewilding programmes in Costa Rica's Área de Conservación Guanacaste and Mozambique's Parque Nacional da Gorongosa highlight how… 
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