Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Management

Training Module for Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture in PR China

FAO estimates that 79 percent of fisheries are either fully exploited, overexploited or depleted, with only a small number having the chance to recover from depletion. Global marine capture fishery production has declined by 1.6 per cent from 2006 to 2011. During the same period, marine aquaculture production increased by 20.6 per cent. Overfishing and depletion of wild fishery stocks and increasing global demand for seafood from aquaculture determines that the role of mariculture in seafood supply will be critical in the years to come.

Summary for Decision-Makers: Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance

This paper examines the distribution of species and critical marine habitats across the world’s oceans; analyzes trends in drivers, pressures, impacts and response; and establishes thresholds for protecting biodiversity hotspots, and indicators to monitor change.

From this scientific base, it assesses the current legal framework and available tools for biodiversity protection, current gaps in ocean governance and management and the implications for achieving a sustainable ocean economy tailored to individual coastal states grouped by social indicators.

Critical Habitats and Biodiversity: Inventory, Thresholds and Governance

This paper examines the distribution of species and critical marine habitats across the world’s oceans; analyzes trends in drivers, pressures, impacts and response; and establishes thresholds for protecting biodiversity hotspots, and indicators to monitor change.

From this scientific base, it assesses the current legal framework and available tools for biodiversity protection, current gaps in ocean governance and management and the implications for achieving a sustainable ocean economy tailored to individual coastal states grouped by social indicators.

Summary for Decision-Makers: Integrated Ocean Management

This paper makes the case for integrated ecosystem-based management which combines value creation and the safeguarding of ecosystem health.

By learning from previous successes and failures, the paper identifies existing impediments in policy and practice and lays out a set of steps and guiding principles towards successfully integrated ocean management.

Finally, it assesses current opportunities to accelerate progress and the impact of these opportunities on jobs and equity.

Integrated Ocean Management

This paper makes the case for integrated ecosystem-based management which combines value creation and the safeguarding of ecosystem health.

By learning from previous successes and failures, the paper identifies existing impediments in policy and practice and lays out a set of steps and guiding principles towards successfully integrated ocean management.

Finally, it assesses current opportunities to accelerate progress and the impact of these opportunities on jobs and equity.

Leveraging Multi-Target Strategies to Address Plastic Pollution in the Context of an Already Stressed Ocean

This paper examines the leakage of plastics and other pollutants into the ocean and the resulting impacts on marine ecosystems, human health and the economy. The paper comments on the kind of regenerative global industry that needs to be built, as well as integrated solutions to reduce all pollutants to the ocean.

The role of science-based targets for measuring progress on ocean pollution are considered in a constellation of ocean pollution solutions.

Pursuing Innovation to Harness the Future Value of Marine Biodiversity

Eighty percent of all living organisms on this planet inhabit the seas and oceans, yet we are aware of only one percent of all marine life. With greater knowledge comes greater capability for preservation. With more research comes better usage. MABIK is dedicated to the exploration of the remaining 99 percent of unknown marine life.

GEF Guidance Documents to Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services in IW Projects.

The Guidance Document to Economic Valuation is aimed at GEF International Waters project managers, economic experts and other stakeholders involved in GEF International Waters projects and more generally those interested in
including the economic valuation of ecosystem services into Transboundary Diagnostic Analyses (TDA) and Strategic Action Programmes (SAP) and linked processes, such as policy and decision makers and environmental and development planners.

Guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to marine protected areas

The development of this second edition of these guidelines was in part a response to evidence of the widespread incorrect application of the categories to marine protected areas (MPAs). Marine management and sustainable fisheries management are critical elements of good oceans management, but are not the same as protected areas management, where the primary focus is conservation of nature. The primary purpose of these supplementary guidelines is to increase the accuracy and consistency of assignment and reporting of the IUCN categories when applied to marine and coastal protected areas.

Sustaining our Coasts: The Ridge-to-Reef Approach | A Compilation of Technical and Policy Papers (Part 2)

This book is the seventh in a compilation of ten technical and policy papers on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) in the Philippines. The compilation entitled Sustaining our Coasts: The Ridge-to-Reef Approach aims to provide decision makers, managers and field implementers with a sound policy environment for ICM.

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