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Modelling protected area trade-offs

Protected areas, such as parks and marine reserves, are a vital conservation tools. A new study models the trade-offs between using limited resources for acquiring new protected areas and managing existing ones.

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DeAngelis, D.L. Modelling protected area trade-offs. Nat Sustain 2, 358–359 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0291-5

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