20. Ecosystem Conservation Planning

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Protected areas and land use plans control where certain activities can take place and therefore help determine what the human impacts on the landscape will be.  

They are key tools for carrying out stewardship activities such as conserving biodiversity, wildlife habitats, species at risk, ecological processes, cultures and      traditional lifestyles.

 Indicators on the percentage of land conserved are standard reporting for national and international State of Environment reports.

Tracking stewardship and progress with respect to local decision-making is part of the Convention on Biological Diversity.