Government Commitments for Protected Areas: Status of Implementation and Sources of Leverage to Enhance Ambition

2016
Krueger, L.
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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DOI10.1002/9781118338117.ch1
Editor(s) L. N. Joppa, J. E. M. Baillie, J. G. Robinson
Conference / Book TitleProtected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity?
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AbstractThis chapter reviews the role and status of legal frameworks and other commitments for protected areas. It explores the relationship between scientific evidence and political practicality in implementing current targets and achieving the more ambitious ones. Prompted by increasingly urgent scientific warnings on biodiversity loss and supported by an emerging international community of practice around protected areas, governments have been commendably responsive both through commitment and action in developing national protected area networks. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), signed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, has gradually emerged as the most comprehensive legal framework for protected areas. Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) remains the framework for implementing protected area goals, although it has been supplemented by the Strategic Plan Targets, the Aichi Targets, adopted at the CBD's 10th Conference of the Parties (COP 10).
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