Protected areas for freshwater biodiversity conservation? Don’t forget the small print…

Sunset in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland © Andre Dib/WWF
A gharial swimming in the Rapti River in Nepal © Karine Aigner/WWF-US
  • 51% showed a positive outcome;
  • 33% showed a neutral outcome;
  • 16% showed a negative outcome.
Banded cichlid in a tributary of the Rio Tapajos, Brazil © Michel Roggo / WWF
Amazon river dolphin, Brazil © / Kevin Schafer / WWF



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