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Ramsar Sites Management Toolkit

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat has compiled a new toolkit for site managers. This toolkit was designed to provide simple guidance to site managers on the key steps and components involved in managing a Ramsar Site. It also identifies and provides links to more detailed information on each of those steps, including key non-Ramsar publications where appropriate. The toolkit was developed by the Scientific Technical Review Panel and will be continuously updated with new resources.

The toolkit is divided into four sections:

1. Describing the site

2. Planning

Challenges, successes, and lessons from building effective MPA manager networks: Part II - The regional networks

When each of us faces a challenge in life, our first reaction is often to ask a trusted friend or colleague, “Have you also faced this? If so, how did you handle it?” It’s the same in MPA planning and management. Practitioners face a common set of challenges – enforcement, engaging stakeholders, monitoring, fundraising, and more...

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PALRC Scholarships - 2018 Scholarships now Open

The Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration (PALRC) is proud to launch the new round of scholarships for students undertaking study in 2018. Applications for this round close 30 April 2018.

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PROTECTED AREAS: challenges and responses for the coming decade

This is the first of a new series of dialogues from Equilibrium Research, in light of current opportunities and pressures on protected areas, building up to the revision of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s biodiversity targets in 2020, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and wider patterns of economic and social development. The views are those of the authors and represent no other organisation or institution.

Easter Island votes for world’s newest marine reserve

The Rapa Nui people and government of Chile are currently planning how the reserve will be enforced and monitored, prior to the official signing ceremony on February 27. 

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