One-third of the world's nature reserves are under threat from humans

A team of researchers believe that, paradoxically, climate change may result in Quebec's national and provincial parks becoming biodiversity refuges of continental importance as the variety of species present there increases. They used ecological niche modeling to calculate potential changes in the presence of 529 species in about 1/3 of the protected areas in southern Quebec almost all of which were under 50 km2 in size. Their results suggest that fifty—eighty years from now (between 2071-2100) close to half of the protected regions of southern Quebec may see a species turnover of greater than 80 %.

One-third of the world's nature reserves are under threat from humans

In the 146 years since Yellowstone National Park in the northwestern United States became the world's first protected area, nations around the world have created more than 200,000 terrestrial ...

Fri 18 May 18 from Phys.org

'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities, says a new study.

Thu 17 May 18 from BBC News

Study shows one third of world's protected areas degraded by human activities

A study in the journal Science by the University of Queensland, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and University of Northern British Columbia confirms that one third of the world's protected ...

Thu 17 May 18 from Phys.org

Climate change = a much greater diversity of species + a need to rethink conservation paradigms

A team of researchers believe that, paradoxically, climate change may result in Quebec's national and provincial parks becoming biodiversity refuges of continental importance as the variety ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Phys.org

One-third of the world's protected areas face 'shocking' human impact

Bad news for wildlife: 2.3 million square miles of protected areas around the world face human pressure from activities like road building, urbanization, or grazing, according to a new study. ...

Fri 18 May 18 from Inhabitat

Protected lands under urbanisation pressure

Fri 18 May 18 from The Hindu

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