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Complete Title: 
Ecologically or biologically significant areas in the pelagic realm : examples and guidelines : workshop report
IUCN Publication

For the Aichi Biodiversity Targets to be met in full, and for the other relevant processes to be successful, examples and guidelines for the identification of important pelagic areas must be made available to policy makers involved in the process of identifying ecologically or biologically significant areas (EBSAs). In an effort to provide such examples and guidelines, a workshop of 27 international experts on pelagic biodiversity was convened by the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) and the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL) of Duke University. The context for that workshop and the examples and guidelines developed by the experts are presented in this report.

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Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas in the Pelagic Realm, 12-14 May 2011, Sidney, B.C., CA
Gland, CH : IUCN, 2011
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44p. : ill.
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Includes bibliographic references. Report of a scientific workshop organized by the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) and the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL) at Duke University, in Sidney, B.C., Canada, from 12-14 May 2011. Workshop sponsors included the government of Belgium, the Census of Marine Life, the J. M. Kaplan Fund, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.


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Record updated: 2021/04/30