Promise and problems for estimating management costs of marine protected areas

Ban, Natalie C., Adams, Vanessa, Pressey, Robert L. and Hicks, John (2011) Promise and problems for estimating management costs of marine protected areas. Conservation Letters, 4 3: 241-252. doi:10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00171.x

Author Ban, Natalie C.
Adams, Vanessa
Pressey, Robert L.
Hicks, John
Title Promise and problems for estimating management costs of marine protected areas
Journal name Conservation Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-263X
Publication date 2011-06-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00171.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Issue 3
Start page 241
End page 252
Total pages 12
Place of publication West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Management costs are rarely taken into account in marine protected area (MPA) design. We estimate the management costs of two different protection scenarios within a large proposed MPA, the Coral Sea in Australia. We use three methods to estimate costs: an existing model of global MPA management costs; a new statistical model based on Australian MPA management costs; and expert estimates that extrapolate from the adjacent Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Both the new statistical model and expert estimates were relevant to both protection scenarios and indicate that a single large no-take reserve is less expensive to manage than a multiple-use MPA of the same area with a 30% no-take component. Expenses associated with compliance drive the difference in management cost between scenarios. Estimating management costs of MPA scenarios adds an important, though still challenging, financial perspective to MPA design.
Keyword Biodiversity Conservation
Biodiversity & Conservation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP1096453
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
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