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Enabling Effective and Equitable Marine Protected Areas - Guidance on combining governance approaches


This guide is developed by UN Environment (UNEP) to provide evidence-based advice on how to use the governance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in promoting ocean conservation and a sustainable use of marine resources. The governance framework and key issues highlight several governance situations, and are supported by case studies that exemplify different governance approaches, challenges and solutions. The guide recognises that each situation demands its own solution and therefore offers a flexible approach to governance. MPA planners, decision makers, practitioners and other professionals working in the field of ocean protection, as well as people with a general interest in MPAs can benefit from this extensive guide.