Guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to marine protected areas

Guidelines

by Day, Jon, Dudley, Nigel, Hockings, Marc, Holmes, G., Laffoley, D., Stolton, Sue, Wells, Sue, Wenzel, Lauren.

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Publication Year: 
2019
Publication ID: 
48887
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The development of this second edition of these guidelines was in part a response to evidence of the widespread incorrect application of the categories to marine protected areas (MPAs). Marine management and sustainable fisheries management are critical elements of good oceans management, but are not the same as protected areas management, where the primary focus is conservation of nature. The primary purpose of these supplementary guidelines is to increase the accuracy and consistency of assignment and reporting of the IUCN categories when applied to marine and coastal protected areas. These supplementary marine guidelines are aimed at ensuring that the IUCN categories can be effectively applied to all types of MPAs as well as to any marine components of adjoining terrestrial protected areas, provided a site meets the IUCN definition of a protected area.

Author(s): 
Day, Jon
Dudley, Nigel
Hockings, Marc
Holmes, G.
Laffoley, D.
Stolton, Sue
Wells, Sue
Wenzel, Lauren
Monographic series: 
35899
Publication cover: 
https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/styles/publication/public/book_covers/BC-PAG-019-2nd ed.-En.PNG
Language(s): 
En
Work area: 
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
Protected Areas

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