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Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement

We think of national parks and protected areas as permanent fixtures on the landscape, but recent research points to the widespread (but largely overlooked)  protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD). In response, is documenting the patterns, trends, causes, and consequences of PADDD. allows you to learn about PADDD and share your experiences with the world: where has PADDD already happened? Where has PADDD been proposed? Why is PADDD happening?

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