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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."

Project Ocean: Can we save our seas?

What can we do to stop the destruction of our oceans & all of the amazing animals that call them home? In this HD video (in association with Selfridges, Greenpeace, ZSL, Marine Conservation Society, Pew Environment Group and ClientEarth), we bring you the shocking facts about the effects of overfishing on marine environments. We need to take action now to protect the diversity of our oceans and prevent them from turning into 'jellyfish soup'. www.earth-touch.com 

Towards more Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean (Video)

This video shares the objectives and strategies of the MedPAN South Project; a 4-year collaborative project (2008-2012) aimed at improving the management effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the south and east of the Mediterranean and supporting the creation of new ones. Led by WWF Mediterranean, it partners with more than 20 national and international organisations to deliver an ambitious programme of support for the MPAs and rele

International Guidebook of Environmental Finance Tools: A Sectoral Approach (chapter 4)

In 2010 there were over 150,000 Protected Areas, covering 13 percent of the earth’s land surface, up from 8.8 percent in 1990 (WDPA). More recently the global community participating in the 2010 Nagoya Convention on Biological Diversity agreed to increase the Protected Areas to 17 percent of the land surface area by 2020. This commitment to rapid growth in Protected Areas around the world is only part of the response that is necessary to safeguard the natural, cultural and social capital within their boundaries.

MPAtlas

By Beth Pike: "MPAtlas.org is an online atlas of marine protected areas (MPAs), and is a project of Marine Conservation Institute. As a Conservation Scientist at Marine Conservation Institute, and the project’s Outreach Coordinator, my work focuses on tracking the global progress of marine protected areas. Not only how much, but how well, we protect important areas of the ocean has deep implications for our ability to conserve the essential functions of our marine ecosystems. I work with a small team to evaluate marine protected area progress and where we are headed.

Protected Planet Report 2016: 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 2016 Protected Planet Report provides just such an overview by summarizing current knowledge and progress towards each element of the overall target.

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.