Posted by: Bob Payne | August 2, 2011

Scientists: Protected spaces ‘inadequate’ to stem loss of biodiversity

Protecting spaces on land and in the world’s oceans is not enough to stem the worsening problem of biodiversity loss, say Canadian scientists who argue conservationists rely too much on the popular strategy. Peter Sale of the United Nations University makes the assertion in a paper published Thursday, saying he wanted it to be a “wake-up call” to groups that promote the approach.

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