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DOUROJEANNI, Marc J.. Downgrading, downsizing and degazetting of Protected Areas in Peru. Ecol. apl. [online]. 2021, vol.20, n.1, pp.105-112. ISSN 1726-2216.

A paper published in 2019 in the journal Science concludes that Peru starred in 61 events to reduce the level of protection and size as well as to eliminate protected areas (events known by the acronym PADDD). That would place the country among those that most mistreat their protected areas. But, in Peru only one case is known. When reviewing the study methodology, it is confirmed that the authors misinterpreted the information, especially referring to national forests that in Peru have never been considered protected areas. It´s seems the authors exaggerated the arguments to demonstrate the significance of PADDD.

Keywords : natural protected areas; PADDDD; national forests; legislation.

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