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Leading research highlights that living beside a protected area is good for your health and your wealth.

Researchers analysed data from 603 protected areas in 34 developing countries and found that children who live near protected areas or allowed sustainable use of their lands by locals lived in wealthier and healthier households than those who live farther away from conservation zones. Researchers analysed data from 603 protected areas in 34 developing countries and found that children who live near protected areas with associated tourism or allowed sustainable use of their lands by locals lived in wealthier and healthier households than those who live farther away from conservation zones.

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