Hyderabad hopes for a protected planet

Protected areas both on land and in the sea are a hot topic here at the Biodiversity talks in Hyderabad. We ask Trevor Sandwith, Head of IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme, to explain what they are and why they are so important.

Tavolo River in Tavolo Wildlife Management Area Papua New Guinea Photo: Jane Mogina

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What benefits do those areas bring to local communities and to people living outside of their range?

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How can local people get involved in managing protected areas?

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One of the targets discussed at the meeting in Hyderabad says that “by 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, [...] are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well connected systems of protected areas”. What does it actually mean to "effectively and equitably" manage these areas?

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Are the talks here in Hyderabad advancing in a promising direction for protected areas?

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Work area: 
Business
Business
Climate Change
Ecosystems
Global Policy
Marine
Members
Protected Areas
Species
CBD
Biodiversity
Climate Change
World Heritage
CBD
CBD
Location: 
Asia
South America
Mesoamerica
North America
Europe
Mediterranean
East and Southern Africa
West and Central Africa
West Asia
Oceania
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