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Identifying priorities for marine protected areas in the Insular Pacific

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA) and the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have been carrying out a co-operative programme to promote the establishment of a system of marine protected areas (MPAs) that is consistent with the social, economic and cultural characteristics of the region. A total of 67 MPAs have been identified in the region. However, an assessment of these shows that they do not adequately represent marine biodiversity in the region and that their overall management level is low. Despite this, it is considered that MPAs have a significant role to play in protecting key sites and raising consciousness of the need for and benefits of marine conservation. The effectiveness with which they may address this role depends on two human factors. The first is community involvement in, or at least acceptance of, their establishment and management. The second is implementation of effective measures to manage factors outside the Marine Protected Areas. © 1994.

Publication Date


  • 1994

Citation


  • Kenchington, R., & Bleakley, C. (1994). Identifying priorities for marine protected areas in the Insular Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 29(1-3), 3-9. doi:10.1016/0025-326X(94)90419-7

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0028668116

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 3

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 1-3

Abstract


  • The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (CNPPA) and the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have been carrying out a co-operative programme to promote the establishment of a system of marine protected areas (MPAs) that is consistent with the social, economic and cultural characteristics of the region. A total of 67 MPAs have been identified in the region. However, an assessment of these shows that they do not adequately represent marine biodiversity in the region and that their overall management level is low. Despite this, it is considered that MPAs have a significant role to play in protecting key sites and raising consciousness of the need for and benefits of marine conservation. The effectiveness with which they may address this role depends on two human factors. The first is community involvement in, or at least acceptance of, their establishment and management. The second is implementation of effective measures to manage factors outside the Marine Protected Areas. © 1994.

Publication Date


  • 1994

Citation


  • Kenchington, R., & Bleakley, C. (1994). Identifying priorities for marine protected areas in the Insular Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 29(1-3), 3-9. doi:10.1016/0025-326X(94)90419-7

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0028668116

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 3

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 1-3