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Progress Towards the CBD Protected Area Management Effectiveness Targets

Coad, L. Leverington, F., Burgess, N., Cuadros, I., Geldmann, J., Marthews, T., Mee, J., Nolte, C., Stoll-Kleemann, S., Vansteelant, N., Zamora, C., Zimsky, M., Hockings, M. 2013. Progress Towards the CBD Protected Area Management Effectiveness Targets. Parks 2013 Vol 19.1

The authors used data from the IUCN Protected Areas Management Effectiveness database (PAME) combined with the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) to assess current progress towards the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) 2010 and 2015 targets for PAME, which call for at least 30 percent and 60 percent of the total area of protected areas to have been assessed in terms of management effectiveness, respectively.

Results showed that whilst many countries are approaching these targets, there is a high degree of variation and a tendency for bias towards large protected areas and those that are designated as National Parks to be the ones that have carried out PAME assessments.