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Wilderness areas are being destroyed but the World Heritage Convention can protect them

20:00 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of Queensland) A University of Queensland-led international study published today urges the UNESCO World Heritage Convention to better conserve wilderness areas within Natural World Heritage Sites.Lead author and UQ Ph.D. student in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences James Allan said the study revealed that only 1.8 percent of the world's wilderness is protected in these sites.

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