Protected areas established and managed by or in cooperation with Indigenous peoples address the interconnectedness of all life and offer opportunities for hunting, fishing, gathering and low-impact economic development while advancing shared conservation objectives and responsibilities.
3. To strengthen our resilience to climate change.
Protected areas serve as environmental benchmarks for monitoring the health of natural systems and understanding the effects of climate change, pollution, resource extraction, invasive species and other stressors.
9. To provide opportunities for outdoor recreation.