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Marine Protected Areas

Economics, Management and Effective Policy Mixes

Published on June 05, 2017

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Intense exploitation of our oceans and seas is degrading marine biodiversity and ecosystems at an alarming rate. This report presents good practice insights for effectively managing marine protected areas (MPAs), one of the policy instruments available for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and ecosystems. While global coverage of MPAs has been increasing over the past two decades, further efforts are required to meet the target under the Sustainable Development Goals and to ensure they are effective.

Drawing on the literature and numerous examples from developed and developing countries, this book highlights how the environmental and cost effectiveness of MPAs can be enhanced. It covers issues including the benefits and costs of MPAs, the need for more strategic siting of MPAs, monitoring and compliance, sustainable finance for MPAs, and the need to embed these in a wider policy mix so as to address the multiple pressures on marine ecosystems.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword and acknowledgements
Executive summary
Marine biodiversity, the role of marine protected areas and good practice insights
The benefits and costs of marine protected areas
Effective design and management of marine protected areas
Sustainable financing of marine protected areas
Effective policy mixes for marine biodiversity
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY - 5 JUNE 2017

OECD side events AT the united nations ocean conference (5-9 June 2017)

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS - POLICY HIGHLIGHTS 

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OCEANS - WHAT'S HAPPENING IN 2017-18 

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OECD AT THE PREPARATORY MEETING FOR THE UN CONFERENCE ON SDG14 (OCEANS, SEAS and MARINE RESOURCES) - FEBRUARY 2017 - NEW YORK

OECD AT THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (COP13) - DECEMBER 2016 - CANCUN 

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