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18 March 2021 | dataset

The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation - Developing capacity for a protected planet

This introduction provides an overview and commentary on the papers in a special issue of PARKS, which is devoted
to the impact and implications of COVID-19 on the world’s protected and conserved areas. It describes how 11 peerreviewed
papers and 14 essays have brought together the knowledge and findings of numerous experts from all parts
of the world, supported by several wide-ranging surveys. The resulting global synthesis of experience answers some
key questions: why did the pandemic occur? what has it meant for protected and conserved areas, and the people
that depend on them? what were the underlying reasons for the disaster we now face? and how can we avoid this
happening again? We applaud the international effort to combat the disease but suggest that humanity urgently
needs to devote as much effort to addressing the root causes of the pandemic – our fractured relationship to nature.
Unless we repair it, humanity will face consequences even worse than this pandemic.

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 200 p.

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Publisher IUCN
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 18 March 2021
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Identifier VL-43923
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Pacific Region
Relevant Countries Pacific Region
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name SPREP Records and Archives Officer
Contact Email [email protected]