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Enabling Effective and Equitable Marine Protected Areas – guidance on combining governance approaches

UN Environment

UN Environment developed an evidence-based guide on how to use the governance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in promoting conservation and and a sustainable use of marine resources. Case studies from around the world were used to highlight different MPA governance approaches and to develop a govenance framework that can be used as part of an adaptive management cycle. The guide recognizes that there is no 'one size fits all' solution and identifies gender, class and cultural differences in the management and governance of MPAs.