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Dynamics in the global protected-area estate since 2004

01 December, 2017

Protected areas have for centuries been a key strategy in conservation and play a major role in addressing current challenges... Periodic assessments of the world's protected area estate show steady growth over the last two decades. However, the current method, which uses the latest version of the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), does not show the true dynamic nature of protected areas over time, nor does it provide information on sites removed from the WDPA. 

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