Recasting shortfalls of marine protected areas as opportunities through adaptive management

Ban, Natalie C., Cinner, Joshua E., Adams, Vanessa M., Mills, Morena, Almany, Glenn R., Ban, Stephen S., McCook, Laurence J., and White, Alan (2012) Recasting shortfalls of marine protected areas as opportunities through adaptive management. Aquatic Conservation: marine and freshwater ecosystems , 22 (2). pp. 262-271.

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Abstract

1. Many marine ecosystems are in critical decline.

2. Iterative assessments of the costs, benefits, and problems associated with conservation initiatives such as marine protected areas (MPAs) can help to improve their effectiveness.

3. The increasingly popular framework of marine spatial planning (MSP) provides opportunities for improving marine management but also needs to avoid similar shortfalls to those identified for MPAs.

4. There is a critical need for realistic presentation of the scope and capacity of MPAs to counteract biodiversity loss, both in isolation and as part of marine spatial planning or other approaches to complementary management.

5. The purpose of this viewpoint is to generate increased momentum to integrate MPAs with other strategies and to recognize the important advances that have been made in MPA planning, implementation and management.

Item ID: 23385
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: ocean; coastal; marine protected area; marine reserve; ecosystem approach; fishing; pollution
ISSN: 1099-0755
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2012 04:03
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960502 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 50%
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