Are legal nature protections worth the paper they’re written on?

Environmental designations protecting valuable habitats are constantly being challenged by developers wanting to build on them, but how much protection do they actually afford when the laws are tested? Tess Colley reports

by Tess Colley
Are legal nature protections worth the paper they’re written on? Photograph: Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images
Are legal nature protections worth the paper they’re written on? Photograph: Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images

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