Rio+20: Protected Areas the cornerstone of conservation

Rio+20 (22/06/2012) – Kathleen MacKinnon, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas talks to Pavilion TV about how the organisation defines a Protected Area as one which is managed primarily for biodiversity conservation but that they can be managed in many different ways – by the state, local communities or by the private sector.

She gives examples of where protected areas can be found from forests in Brazil, to the Serengeti, to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. She says these areas are the cornerstones of biodiversity conservation.