Enlarge protected areas
|Description:||Increase in areas with protected status, as well the size of the areas as the numer of parks.|
|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
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.