Future of the Environment

Despite protective status, one third of the world’s nature reserves are under threat from human activity

There are now more than 200,000 terrestrial nature reserves on earth, covering almost 15% of the earth's surface. Image: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

James Watson

Associate Professor, University of Queensland

Kendall Jones

Geography PhD Candidate, University of Queensland

James Allan

PhD Candidate, University of Queensland

Pablo Negret

PhD Candidate, University of Queensland

Sean Maxwell

PhD Candidate, University of Queensland


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6 million km² of protected areas are at risk worldwide. Image: Google Earth
Construction of the standard gauge railway in Tsavo East and West National Parks, Kenya. Image: Tsavo Trust

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