Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 12, ISSUE 72, May-June 2012 |

Protected Areas: Mitigating Climate Change

Protected areas are one of the most effective tools available for conserving biodiversity. As defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 1994, a protected area is an ‘area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means'. Today, protected habitats often contain the only remaining populations of a particular type and species. For the Assam's roofed turtle...

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