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Strong and well-implemented legal frameworks are critical to creating and maintaining effective and sustainable protected areas, which provide fundamental infrastructure for conservation of biological diversity and ecosystem services.
A Guide to Establishing a Program Compliance and Enforcement Plan. Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC) document: Conservation Enforcement Training
This document is one of a series of practical guides designed to assist marine conservation programs and practitioners in planning, building, and implementing effective conservation compliance and enforcement action.
Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC) document: Conservation Enforcement Training
This guide is intended to assist government conservation and resource management agencies identify a process for developing good standard operating procedures (SOPs) within its conservation law enforcement program.
The purpose of the written SOP manual is to clearly document and explain the mission, organization, policies and procedures to all staff, supervisors, and administers.
Emerton, L. 2001. Community-Based Incentives for Nature Conservation. IUCN The World Conservation Union, Eastern Africa Regional Office and Economics Unit.
Economic incentives could contribute towards achieving compliance within protected area systems.
This resource kit describes practical steps and methods for identifying and using economic incentives in community-based nature conservation, and illustrate these with case studies from Eastern Africa.
Roberts, C.M. and Hawkins, J.P. 2000. Fully Protected Marine Reserves: a Guide. WWF Endangered Seas Campaign, Washington D.C.
This guide provides in-depth answers to 27 pertinent questions relating to full protected marine reserves. Question 26 asks the question “how should reserves be enforced?’ In answer to this question, Roberts and Hawkins discuss the importance of including stakeholders in reserve establishment, particularly fishermen.