Developing Marine Protected Area networks in the Coral Triangle: good practices for expanding the Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System

Weeks, Rebecca, Aliño, Porfirio M., Atkinson, Scott, Beldia II, Pacifico, Binson, Augustine, Campos, Wilfredo L., Djohani, Rili, Green, Alison L., Hamilton, Richard, Horigue, Vera, Jumin, Robecca, Kalim, Kay, Kasasiah, Ahsanal, Kereseka, Jimmy, Klein, Carissa, Laroya, Lynette, Magupin, Sikula, Masike, Barbara, Mohan, Candice, Da Silva Pinto, Rui Miguel, Vave-Karamui, Agnetha, Villanoy, Cesar, Welly, Marthen, and White, Alan T. (2014) Developing Marine Protected Area networks in the Coral Triangle: good practices for expanding the Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System. Coastal Management, 42 (2). pp. 183-205.

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Abstract

The Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System aspires to become a region-wide, comprehensive, ecologically representative and well-managed system of marine protected areas (MPAs) and MPA networks. The development of this system will proceed primarily through the implementation of ecological, social, and governance MPA net- works at the sub-national scale. We describe six case studies that exemplify different approaches taken to develop MPA networks in the Coral Triangle region at different scales: Nusa Penida in Indonesia; Tun Mustapha Park in Malaysia; Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea; Verde Island Passage in the Philippines; The Lauru Ridges to Reefs Protected Area Network in Choiseul, Solomon Islands; and Nino Konis Santana Park in Timor Leste. Through synthesis of these case studies, we identify five common themes that contributed to successful outcomes: (1) the need for multi-stakeholder and cross- level management institutions; (2) the value of integrating cutting-edge science with local knowledge and community-based management; (3) the importance of building local capacity; (4) using multiple-use zoning to balance competing objectives; and (5) participation in learning and governance networks. These lessons will be invaluable in guiding future efforts to expand the Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System, and provide important insights for MPA practitioners elsewhere.

Item ID: 31379
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: community-based management, conservation planning, marine protected areas, marine protected area networks, marine reserves, multiple-use zoning
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This is an open access article published under a CC-BY 3.0 license.

ISSN: 1521-0421
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 05:13
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 70%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 100%
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