Correct application of the IUCN protected area management categories to the CCAMLR Convention Area

Nicoll, Rob, and Day, Jon C. (2017) Correct application of the IUCN protected area management categories to the CCAMLR Convention Area. Marine Policy, 77. pp. 9-12.

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Abstract

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has been working to develop and implement a system of marine protected areas (MPAs) for over 10 years. Within CCAMLR there is a long -held belief that the area covered by the CCAMLR Convention is equivalent to a category IV protected area as defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This belief was founded upon a comparison of the central objective of CCAMLR as defined by the CCAMLR Convention with the IUCN definition of a category IV MPA. This advice was accepted by the CCAMLR Scientific Committee but to date there has not been any analysis of this advice within CCAMLR, IUCN or in the literature. This paper critically analyses that advice, and finds that the CCAMLR Convention area does not meet the IUCN definition of an MPA and thus the CCAMLR Convention Area cannot be considered equivalent to a category IV MPA.

Item ID: 50582
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-9460
Keywords: marine protected area, CCAMLR, antarctic, IUCN management category, Southern Ocean, MPA
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 10:12
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960703 Environmental Education and Awareness @ 100%
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