Implementing marine reserve networks: A comparison of approaches in New South Wales (Australia) and New Zealand

Banks, S.A. and Skilleter, G.A. (2010) Implementing marine reserve networks: A comparison of approaches in New South Wales (Australia) and New Zealand. Marine Policy, 34 2: 197-207. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2009.06.006


Author Banks, S.A.
Skilleter, G.A.
Title Implementing marine reserve networks: A comparison of approaches in New South Wales (Australia) and New Zealand
Journal name Marine Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-597X
Publication date 2010-03-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2009.06.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 197
End page 207
Total pages 11
Editor E D Brown
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject C1
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
960903 Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Abstract Marine reserve networks are an essential and effective tool for conserving marine biodiversity. They also have an important role in the governance of oceans and the sustainable management of marine resources. The translation of marine reserve network theory into practice is a challenge for conservation practitioners. Barriers to implementing marine reserves include varying levels of political will and agency support and leadership, poorly coordinated marine conservation policy, inconsistencies with the use of legislation, polarised views and opposition from some stakeholders, and difficulties with defining and mapping conservation features. The future success of marine reserve network implementation will become increasingly dependent on: increasing political commitment and agency leadership; greater involvement and collaboration with stakeholders; and the provision of resources to define and map conservation features. Key elements of translating marine reserve theory into implementation of a network of marine reserves are discussed based on approaches used successfully in New Zealand and New South Wales (Australia).
Keyword Marine conservation planning
Marine reserves
Reserve networks
Conservation policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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