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ELINOR

Elinor is a flexible tool and data system designed to track equitable management and governance status in areas under protection or management. Elinor seeks to streamline data collection, entry, and visualization for information on management, governance, and equity while also allowing flexibility on how data is gathered.

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Data-driven approach for highlighting priority areas for protection in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction

One of the aims of the United Nations (UN) negotiations on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) is to develop a legal process for the establishment of area-based management tools, including marine protected areas, in ABNJ. Here we use a conservation planning algorithm to integrate 55 global data layers on ABNJ species diversity, habitat heterogeneity, benthic features, productivity, and fishing as a means for highlighting priority regions in ABNJ to be considered for spatial protection.