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Funding worries acquaint the eco-minded with strange bedfellows

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Funding worries acquaint the eco-minded with strange bedfellows

Published on November 21, 2014
Written by Admin


IN 1872 Ulysses Grant, America's 18th president, proposed Yellowstone, the world's first national park, for "the benefit and enjoyment of the people". A century later, protected areas were arising purely out of environmental concerns. These days, 193 countries together host 209,000 protected areas, spanning 15.4% of the terrestrial realm and 3.4% of the world's oceans. But to set aside an area is not, by itself, to protect it. That requires resources that include funding—and the funding is increasingly coming from unexpected quarters. Read more at The Economist.

 

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