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A policy and planning framework for marine protected area networks in Canada's oceans

Author: Jennifer L Smith; Kaaren Lewis; Joshua Laughren
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : WWF-Canada. Atlantic Region Office, 2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L Smith; Kaaren Lewis; Joshua Laughren
OCLC Number: 500983488
Description: 1 online resource (103 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: The role of marine protected area (MPA) networks in ecosystem-based management and recovery off Canada's oceans --
Introduction --
Establishing definitions --
The role and benefits of MPA networks --
Canada's international and national commitments to MPAs and MPA networks --
Conservation first : the need for action on MPA networks --
Approach and guiding principles for planning regional MPA networks --
A systematic approach --
Principles for the planning process --
Principles for network design --
Principles for implementation and management --
National action plan for implementing MPA networks --
Set the overarching, national direction for planning MPA networks --
Commit to the mechanisms that will deliver on MPA networks --
Commit to a timetable for progress --
Make timely decisions on long-standing MPA candidate sites --
Provide interim protection for MPA candidate sites --
Launch research programs to support information needs --
Launch a national awareness campaign to engage the public --
Conduct national-level monitoring and reporting on progress --
Conclusion --
Resources for guidance on MPA network planning --
International agreements and recommendations --
Canadian policy --
Guidance and best practice --
National frameworks --
Prominent examples and case studies.
Responsibility: Jennifer L. Smith, Kaaren Lewis and Joshua Laughren.
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