Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in
Has Tony Abbott ever heard of the so-called green economy?
The first protected area, the Yellowstone National Park, was set up in the 19th century. In the 20th century there was a boom in setting up protected areas as a believed key to halt biodiversity loss. How will protected areas look like in the 21st century?
Tourism is a growing sector worldwide – people are increasingly looking for outdoor experience in a natural environment where they can enjoy and learn about the nature and history of the places they visit. Natural and cultural values are usually best preserved in protected areas and along national borders.