New light cast on protected areas

16 December 2010 | Audio

Delegates in Nagoya addressed the question of protected areas from a variety of angles: the percentage of terrestrial and marine areas that should be protected, the financial implications of these efforts, current threats to protected areas and their role in helping us adapt to climate change were just some of them.

These discussions revealed a whole new picture of protected areas and a growing recognition of their importance for conservation. Trevor Sandwith, Head of IUCN’s Programme on Protected Areas, explains: