The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website.
Praise, not scolding, for some countries. Remember the national park system was established in the 19th century in the US, and was promoted with devotion by Theodore Roosevelt.
37. Some countries have made significant progress in establishing sanctuaries on land and in the oceans where any human intervention is prohibited which might modify their features or alter their original structures. In the protection of biodiversity, specialists insist on the need for particular attention to be shown to areas richer both in the number of species and in endemic, rare or less protected species. Certain places need greater protection because of their immense importance for the global ecosystem, or because they represent important water reserves and thus safeguard other forms of life.
Rainforests, reefs, and even places in which the life isn’t “cute.”