Publications

Symes, et al. 2016. Why do we lose protected areas? Factors influencing PADDD in the tropics and subtropics. Global Change Biology 22.2: 656-665 by

Protected areas (PAs) are an essential tool for the conservation of biodiversity globally. Previous studies have focussed on the effectiveness of PAs and the design of optimal PA networks. However... Read More

Research Article 001. Mascia, M. & S. Pailler. 2011. “Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) and its conservation implications.” Conservation Letters 4(1):9–20 by Michael B. Mascia, Sharon Pailler

National parks and other protected areas (PAs) are the foundation of global efforts to conserve biological diversity. Conservation policy and practice assume that PAs are permanent fixtures on... Read More

Pack, et al. 2016. Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) in the Amazon. Biological Conservation 197: 32-39. by Shalynn M. Pack, Mariana Napolitano Ferreira, Roopa Krithivasan, Jennifer Murrow, Enrico Bernard, Michael B. Mascia

Protected areas (PAs) are a cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. Brazil, home to one-third of the world's tropical forests and 12% of its PAs, is a global leader in PA creation and... Read More

Mascia, et al. 2014. Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, 1900–2010. Biological Conservation 169: 355-361 by Michael B. Mascia, Sharon Pailler, Roopa Krithivasan, Volha Roshchanka, David Burns, Mcard Joseph Mlotha, Dana Roeber Murray, Naiying Peng

National parks, nature reserves, and other protected areas (PAs) are the centerpiece of efforts to conserve biodiversity. Conservation policy and practice assume that PAs are permanent... Read More

Hance, J. 2013. "New website tracks protected areas under attack." Mongabay News by Jeremy Hance

The struggle to safeguard wild lands and species doesn't end when a park or protected area is created. In fact, social scientists and conservationists are increasingly uncovering a global trend... Read More

Hance, J. 2011. "Goodbye national parks: when 'eternal' protected areas come under attack." Mongabay News by Jeremy Hance

One of the major tenets behind the creation of a national park, or other protected area, is that it will not fade, but remain in essence beyond the pressures of human society, enjoyed by current... Read More

Forrest, et al. 2015. Tropical Deforestation and Carbon Emissions from Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (PADDD). Conservation Letters, 8: 153–161 by Jessica L. Forrest, Michael B. Mascia, Sharon Pailler, Siti Zuraidah Abidin, Mara Deza Araujo, Roopa Krithivasan, and Juan Carlos Riveros

Protected area downgrading, downsizing and degazettement (PADDD) is a global phenomenon that has not received formal attention in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD... Read More

Conniff. 2016. How safe does protected status keep the world's national parks? The Guardian by Richard Conniff

Winning protected status for key natural areas and habitat has long been seen as the gold standard of conservation. But these gains are increasingly being compromised as governments redraw park... Read More

10. Golden-Kroner, et al. 2016. Effects of protected area downsizing on habitat fragmentation in Yosemite National Park (USA), 1864 – 2014. Ecology and Society 21(3):22. by Rachel E. Golden Kroner, Roopa Krithivasan, and Michael B. Mascia

Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) has been documented worldwide, but its impacts on biodiversity are poorly understood. To fill this knowledge gap, we reviewed... Read More