PARKS paper reveals progress on management effectiveness targets

20 March 2013 | News story

PARKS: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation Issue 19.1 will be launched at the end of March 2013.

As a taster for this upcoming issue we are delighted to pre-publish this paper from Lauren Coad et al which provides a new assessment of the progress towards the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 and 2015 targets for Protected Area Management Effectiveness (PAME), which call for at least 30 per cent and 60 per cent of the total area of protected areas to have been assessed in terms of management effectiveness, respectively. Based on the Global IUCN PAME database the analysis shows that globally 29 per cent of the total area of protected areas listed on the World Database on Protected Areas has been assessed. Nationally, the results show that 46 per cent of countries have reached the 30 per cent target, and 23 per cent of countries have already reached the 60 per cent target.