Why is it important to protect natural areas?

It is important to protect natural areas due to the following reasons:

  • Natural areas provide protection and safe haven for many animal and plant species that are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, poaching, natural disasters etc,
  • Natural areas help in improving climate change resilience
  • Natural areas are crucial in minimising the impacts of a wide range of natural disasters in different habitat types.
  • Natural areas guard critical habitat for species so that they can thrive in nature, unimpacted by human disturbance.

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