Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions
Expanding the planet’s protected natural areas to safeguard vanishing forests and other establishments, and the species they protect, is unlikely to be effective on its own as human encroachment into reserves grows, scientists warn Tuesday.
A study by Cambridge University researchers, which looked at thousands of conservation areas in more than 150 countries, found that, on average, protected designation is not reducing human encroachment in vulnerable areas. Both chronic underfunding of efforts to protect the land, and a lack of engagement with local communities that live there are hurting conservation efforts, they found.
Creating protected areas is “a type of intervention that we know can work, we know is absolutely essential for conserving biodiversity, at a time in this world’s history where it has never been under higher pressure,” said lead author Jonas Geldmann. “But despite that we are seeing that some of our protected areas are not managing to mitigate or stop that increasing pressure,” said Geldmann, of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute.
One-sixth of the globe now falls within protected areas, the study noted. Those include national parks, nature reserves and wilderness areas, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Database on Protected Areas. Such protected areas are vital for preserving preserving preserves, and helping to curb climate change by conserving carbon-sequestering forests and other vegetation. The United Nations Environment Program estimates protected areas hold 15% of the carbon stored on land.
“Protected areas are one of the most important things that we can do to stem the loss of biodiversity and to help solve the climate crisis,” said Andrew Wetzler, managing director of the US-based Natural Resources Defense Council’s nature program. “The destruction of natural habitat is the single biggest driver of extinction.”
Which best serves as the title for the passage?
Destruction of nature as dangerous as climate change
Damaged and threatened national natural landmarks
Conservation status and history of threatened species
Protected status not enough to guard threatened nature
Correct Answer: EASY
Knowledge: reading comprehension
Which of the following sentences best fits the paragraph title?
A. Destroying nature is as dangerous as climate change
B. Damaged and threatened national natural landmarks
C. Conservation status and history of threatened species
D. Protection status is not enough to protect nature from threats
Based on the first paragraph: Expanding the planet’s protected natural areas to safeguard vanishing forests and other establishments, and the species they protect, is unlikely to be effective on its own as human encroachment into reserves grows, scientists warn Tuesday.
Translated: Scientists warned on Tuesday that expanding the planet’s protected natural areas to protect disappearing forests and other ecosystems, as well as the species they protect, would difficult to be effective when human encroachment into protected areas is increasing.
=> Thus, the passage is talking about protection not being enough to protect nature from being threatened
=> Choose the EASY answer
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