Status of Implementation and Sources of Leverage to Enhance Ambition.

Conservation Science and Practice
Linda Krueger
PublisherWiley Blackwell
SourceLinda Krueger
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Total Pages288
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ISBNPrint ISBN: 9781118338162 - Online ISBN: 9781118338117
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Conference / Book TitleProtected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity?
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TagsConvention on Biological Diversity; government commitments; protected areas; Strategic Plan Targets
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Publication Date5-Mar-16
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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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