Marine reserve phenomenon in the Pacific islands

Bartlett, C.Y., Pakoa, K., and Manua, C. (2009) Marine reserve phenomenon in the Pacific islands. Marine Policy, 33 (4). pp. 673-678.

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Coinciding with increased numbers of global marine reserves, communities in the Pacific islands are establishing unprecedented number of periodically-harvested and indefinitely-closed marine reserves. An integrated ecological and social comparative methodology is used to examine the motivations and outcomes of reserves in Vanuatu. Communities establish permanent reserves due to concerns about human impacts on reefs, while others establish periodic reserves in response to declining resources. Local knowledge suggests that both reserve types are effective, although validation by underwater surveys was inconclusive. Community support for both reserve types is strong, suggesting that the marine reserve phenomenon in Pacific will continue.

Item ID: 11407
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-9460
Keywords: marine reserve; coral reef; Vanuatu; taboo; marine protected area; community; perception; motivation; Pacific islands
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 05:00
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830299 Fisheries- Wild Caught not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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