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How good governance protects forests

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‘Good governance’ is increasingly recognised as a factor contributing to improved protected area (PA) management and conservation outcomes. Yet how exactly governance at different levels supports or hinders successful PA management, and how this should be considered in conservation policy, planning and practice, remains insufficiently understood. This backgrounder considers how the quality of a country’s governance in general, and environmental governance in particular, may be a factor in influencing rates of deforestation in PAs in Africa.

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