Well protected and conserved areas play a transformative role in addressing the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Both crises are inextricably linked and cannot be solved one without the other. Restoring ecosystems is a promising strategy to reduce carbon emissions while conserving biodiversity. If the international community, governments and private sector, commit to invest in carbon offsetting programs in protected and conserved areas along with supporting rangers as frontline conservations workers, the dual current crisis could improve significantly.





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