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Establishing protected areas

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The current global network of protected areas is not yet sufficient to protect the full range of species on Earth (see chapter 1 p12). As a consequence the establishment of new protected area is recognized as a key component of international conservation efforts. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for examplespecifically highlights the need to develop guidelines for selection and management of protected area system.

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