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TOWARDS 2020: How Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea

This WWF report analyses the current marine protection area in the Mediterranean Sea, an area with a very rich diversity of marine and coastal ecosystems, a year before the CBD Aichi Target 11 deadline. Throughout the years, unsustainable use of marine resources, pollution and other threats from human activities have caused a dramatic decrease of marine species, as well as the destruction of important habitats.

Protected Planet Report 2018: Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas

The Protected Planet Report series, launched in 2012, helps track international progress towards achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 - a target for the global protected area network and for other related targets. One of the key messages of the 2012 Protected Planet Report was that a better understanding and more complete overview of each element of Target 11 would be helpful. The 2018 Protected Planet Report provides just such an overview by summarizing current knowledge and progress towards each element of the overall target.

Protecting Marine Spaces: Global Targets and Changing Approaches

This is an online article about a "study — developed in conjunction with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre and published in the Ocean Yearbook — assessed the state of ocean protection efforts to date and provides recommendations for how to achieve real success for the future. The authors reviewed 10,280 MPAs, covering 8.3 million square kilometers or 2.3% of the world’s ocean area."

Identifying and Mobilizing Resources for Biodiversity Conservation

In October 2010, at the 10th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 183 governments agreed to adopt an ambitious new Strategic Plan for biodiversity conservation, covering the period 2011-2020. However, the question of how the various actions identified in the new CBD Strategic Plan will be financed remains unresolved. This report includes a proposed framework to assess resource mobilization for biodiversity conservation, including direct and indirect support from public and private sources, at national and international levels.

New Study: Marine Protection Goals Are on Target, But Still Not Enough

This is an online article about a "study — developed in conjunction with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre and published in the Ocean Yearbook — assessed the state of ocean protection efforts to date and provides recommendations for how to achieve real success for the future. The authors reviewed 10,280 MPAs, covering 8.3 million square kilometers or 2.3% of the world’s ocean area."

Protected Planet Report 2012: Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas

The Protected Planet Report 2012 reviews progress towards the achievement of the protected area targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Building on the work of the CBD-mandated Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), the report includes a set of indicators of protected area coverage, representativeness, effectiveness, management and governance. Also available in English and Spanish. 

Protected Planet Report 2012: Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas (Spanish)

The Protected Planet Report 2012 reviews progress towards the achievement of the protected area targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Building on the work of the CBD-mandated Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), the report includes a set of indicators of protected area coverage, representativeness, effectiveness, management and governance. Also available in French and Spanish. 

Protected Planet Report 2012: Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas (French)

The Protected Planet Report 2012 reviews progress towards the achievement of the protected area targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Building on the work of the CBD-mandated Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), the report includes a set of indicators of protected area coverage, representativeness, effectiveness, management and governance. Also available in French and Spanish. 

A legal scenario analysis for marine protected areas in areas beyond national jurisdiction

The aim of the international seminar “Towards a legal framework for the creation and management of cross-sectoral marine protected areas in areas beyond national jurisdiction” held in Boulognesur-Mer (France) from 19 to 21 September 2011 was to develop a legal scenario analysis to catalyse critical thinking on the aspects of international law and governance needed to accelerate the establishment and management of MPAs in ABNJ. This report derives from a number of presentations given on this seminar. 

Marine Protected Areas in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction: The State of Play

This report makes the case for a global framework for the conservation of biodiversity in areas beyond national jursidiction. It also looks at the potential and limitations of regional initiatives within the framework of regional seas conventions such as OSPAR, CCAMLR or the Barcelona Convention or - outside of this framework - the Sargasso Sea Initiative.  

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