Broken promises: almost 80 per cent of threatened species lack sufficient protection

8 Oct 2020
“We know that adequately funding protected areas are one of our best tools for reducing threats to biodiversity,” Dr Maxwell said.

A failure by governments to deliver on commitments under a global nature conservation treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity, could have devastating effects.

The warning comes after a consortium of scientists, led by Dr Sean Maxwell and Professor James Watson from The University of Queensland, reviewed national area-based conservation efforts, including protected areas.

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