Defining internationally protected areas
Gillespie, A. (2009). Defining internationally protected areas. Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, 11(4), 240-258.
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According to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a “protected area” is “a geographically defined area, which is designated or regulated and managed to achieve specific conservation objectives.”² This definition, which broadly reflects the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) definition of a protected area,³ should be viewed as the lowest common denominator for any definition of protected areas.
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