Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

Having More Protected Areas Positively Impacts The Well-Being Of Humans In The Society

Oregon State University

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The well-being of humans is a very important factor that should be considered at all times. Technologies are created to help make the life of humans on the planet much better and simpler. However, it is important to understand what affect the well-being of humans in order to be able to provide the best circumstance to promote such a habit.

This is why a recent study conducted by a team of researchers were focused on understanding what mostly affects the well-being of humans in a society. The results of the study were published in the journal called Science Advances. The study was led by an environmental anthropologist at Oregon State University and an assistant professor of anthropology in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts called Drew Gerkey.

He commented on his results saying, “Although people living near a protected area may benefit from long-term conservation, studies have also shown that protected areas sometimes deny people access to resources they depend on. Our study examines this dilemma at a global scale and suggests these protected areas have overall positive impacts on the people living nearby, under certain kinds of conditions.”

Results show that living in a more protected area is the main factor that affects the well-being of humans in the society. Protected areas is a term used to describe areas which contain healthy and green spaces including parks, natural reserves or jungles.