Effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas in reducing biodiversity and habitat loss

Collaboration for Environmental Evidence
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“Protected areas cover up to 15.5% of the planet‟s land surface depending on the 47 definition chosen , exceeding the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 2010 48 global target of 10%. They are perhaps the most important tool available to 49 conservationists and other stakeholders to maintain habitat integrity and species 50 diversity . In addition to protecting biodiversity and habitats, protected areas are 51 also increasingly recognized for their role in protecting ecosystem services such as 52 carbon storage and sequestration, pollination, water, climate and soil stabilization, and 53 various timber and non-timber products".