Biodiversity, protected areas and the law

Authored by: Jamie Benidickson , Alexander Paterson

Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138693302
eBook ISBN: 9781315530857
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315530857-4

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Abstract

Protected areas are critical for maintaining a healthy environment for people and nature. They are essential for biodiversity conservation and vital to the cultures and livelihoods of indigenous peoples and local communities. They also deliver clean air and water, bring benefits to millions of people through tourism, and provide protection from climate change and natural disasters.

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