area based conservation

Area-based Conservation in the 21st Century

In the news: Area-based Conservation in the 21st Century

“Adequate protection of the world’s biodiversity will require conservation areas in the right places, the involvement of indigenous peoples and local communities in decision-making and management, ecologically connectivity between protected areas, and much more financing.”

In an article in Mongabay, writer Liz Kimbrough reports that area-based conservation efforts are not #protectingbiodiversity as planned, according to a new review, emphasising that indigenous peoples and local communities’ representation in decision making is paramount, as an estimated 36% of ecologically intact forests lie within their territories.

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