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Description: Increase in areas with protected status, as well the size of the areas as the numer of parks.
Reference: PBL, 2010
Is implemented in: Land-use allocation
Associated theme items: Agricultural land use (Land use)Other land use (Land use)Aquatic biodiversity (NB)Eco goods and services (NB)Land cover (NB)Terrestrial biodiversity (NB)


Associated policy response component

Component: Land and biodiversity policies
Page: Land and biodiversity policies/Land-use regulation

Effects of this policy intervention on components

Component: Agricultural economy

Effect : Expansion of protected areas decreases the available area for agriculture in certain regions.

Component: Land-use allocation

Effect : Agriculture is not allowed in protected areas and therefore is allocated at other locations.

Component: Terrestrial biodiversity

Effect : No pressure from agricultural land use in protected areas. Outside protected areas this pressure may increase.

Component: Aquatic biodiversity

Effect : Lower pressure from agricultural impacts in protected area regions. Outside protected areas this pressure may increase.

Component: Ecosystem services

Effect : the ES "nature based tourism" is positively influenced by the amount of protected area.