Future of the Environment

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

Yosemite Falls is seen from a helicopter carrying the press corps traveling with U.S. President Barack Obama in Yosemite National Park, California, U.S., June 19, 2016.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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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