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Interactions of tuna fisheries with the Galápagos marine reserve

...Since 2012, 5 protected areas that exceed 1 million km2 in size have been created, mostly in remote oceanic areas. The potential conservation and fisheries benefits of such reserves have been debated in the public, the media, and the scientific literature.  Here we analyse the iconic Galápagos Marine Reserve, documenting interactions with and changes in associated tuna purse seine fisheries in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. 

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Kiribati protects Phoenix Islands: Tourism Advisory Committee is organizing a retreat

The PIPA Tourism Advisory sub-committee is organizing a Retreat to be held at Tokaraetina Lodge in North Tarawa on Friday, 15th January returning Sunday the 17th January where they are going to review and update the existing Phoenix Island Protected Area [PIPA] Management Plan developed 7 years ago for the formulation of the PIPA Eco-tourism Investment Strategy.

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Large Scale Marine Protected Areas - Guidelines for design and management

IUCN-WCPA’s Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines are the world’s authoritative resource for protected area managers. Involving collaboration among specialist practitioners dedicated to supporting better implementation of ideas in the field, the Guidelines distil learning and advice drawn from across IUCN. Applied in the field, they build institutional and individual capacity to manage protected area systems effectively, equitably and sustainably, and to cope with the myriad of challenges faced in practice.

UNGA Adopts Resolutions on Oceans

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted two resolutions that aim to advance implementation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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Climate Adaptation Methodology for Protected Areas (CAMPA)

Climate change poses serious threats to many coastal and marine systems, including those being managed as protected areas. Yet people responsible for the management of coastal and marine protected areas (CMPAs) do not have to wait and see their sites deteriorate, but can take active steps to minimise the detrimental impacts of climate change. The following manual describes an approach – Climate Adaptation Methodology for Protected Areas (CAMPA) – for developing climate adaptation measures in CMPAs. 

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