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Jon Day shares key lessons learned from stakeholder engagement efforts during the Representative Areas Program in the Great Barrier Reef, which was a key part of the comprehensive rezoning of the entire Marine Park between 1999 and 2003.Click on the...
UNEP-WCMC and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity have launched the 2020 Biodiversity Strategic Planning Timeline tool " an interactive timeline of initiatives and milestones leading up to the development of a post-2020...
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...
Island Studies Journal (ISJ) is considering the publication of a special section to be included in its November 2019 issue (Vol. 14, No. 2), dedicated to the theme "Approaches to island spatial planning".Click on the link below for further...
The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) has released its revised Guidelines for Species Conservation Planning, which aim to ensure conservationists can develop appropriate and realistic conservation plans for species in the current era of...
This paper highlights a disjunction between the basic motivation of conservation planners, policy-makers, and managers, which is to make a positive difference for biodiversity, and many of our day-to-day activities, which are tangential (at best) to...
This website was developed as a tool to managers, scientists and users of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). With this tool, you can classify any MPA based on the regulations (allowed uses) which apply to those areas. Click on the link below to visit...
Although participatory planning for conservation has gained prominence over the past few decades, whether this process is successful in protecting biodiversity is still controversial.Click on the link below for details on how to access the full...
Crisis has enveloped the more than 200,000 nationally and regionally protected natural and cultural heritage sites around the world. Heritage managers – those who manage natural sites such as national parks, wilderness areas, and biosphere reserves...