Governing Marine Protected Areas – Getting the Balance Right

Jones, P.J.S., W. Qiu and E.M. De Santo

Publication Date:

Rather than exploring this question and the related debates through the literature, this research project aims to explore it through a range of case studies, employing a specifically developed case study research approach – the marine protected area governance (MPAG) framework – to support getting the balance right between the three governance approaches and, ultimately, between the conservation of marine biodiversity and the sustainable use of marine resources. In examining the relative roles of state, market and people-steered approaches, the different case studies examined in this project will explore the proposition that whilst certain approaches are effective at addressing some challenges in some contexts, other sorts of approaches are generally required to address other challenges in other contexts.

Resource Type:
Technical Document

United Nations Environment Programme