Guidelines for marine protected areas

Complete Title: 
Guidelines for marine protected areas
IUCN Publication

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Creation and effective management of marine protected areas (MPAs) have lagged behind those of protected areas on land, but they are just as important. The world urgently needs a comprehensive system of MPAs to conserve biodiversity and to help rebuild the productivity of the oceans. The aim of these guidelines is to help countries establish systems of MPAs as a key component of integrated management of coastal and marine areas and as part of their sustainable development. The various actions to make an effective MPA are set out, from early planning stages to implementation. These guidelines aim to help policy-makers, planners and field managers, whether working on conservation of nature or sustainable use of marine resources

Monographic Series no.: 
003
Imprint: 
Gland : IUCN, 1999
Physical Description: 
xxiv, 107p. : ill., maps
Publication Year: 
1999
ISBN: 
978-2-8317-0505-7
2-8317-0505-3
DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.CH.1999.PAG.3.en
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Includes bibliographic references. Replaces : "Guidelines for establishing marine protected areas", by G. Kelleher, 1991.

The definitions of protected areas and related concepts in this title are out of date. Readers should consult BPG 19 and 21 and later titles for current definitions.

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Selling Price: 
USD 33
Language(s): 
English
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