Marine Protected Areas with an Emphasis on Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: a Review. Fisheries Centre Research Reports
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This report presents a literature review of marine protected areas (MPAs) throughout the world, with an emphasis on 16 case studies that involve community participation and indigenous peoples. Details of three MPAs, namely the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia, San Salvador Marine Reserve in the Philippines, and the Fagatele Bay Marine Sanctuary in American Samoa, are included to illustrate the importance of community involvement in establishing MPAs. A table summarises each MPA reviewed in terms of its establishment, purpose, level of protection, planning and management process, enforcement, community involvement, problems and results. The successful establishment of marine reserves or marine protected areas depends largely on public support and community participation in as early stage as in the planning process. Yet, in practice, many M PAs are established using a traditional 'top-down' approach. Opposition from users groups, resource use conflicts and economic c.....
PublisherFisheries Centre, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Series;NrFisheries Centre Research Report. vol 8 n° 1.
CitationFisheries Centre Research Report. vol 8 n° 1. 55 pp.
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