Attaining Aichi Target 11: How well are marine ecosystem services covered by protected areas?

Attaining Aichi Target 11: How well are marine ecosystem services covered by protected areas?

Discussion Paper prepared for the World Parks Congress, Sydney, November 2014.

This policy brief was developed by the project team working on the CCI Collaborative Fund project: Attaining Aichi Target 11: How well are marine ecosystem services secured by protected areas?

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Attaining Aichi Target 11: How well are marine ecosystem services secured by protected areas?

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have long been seen as one of the key tools in marine conservation. Policy and planning efforts, including international conservation agreements have, in turn, used measures of protected areas coverage as a means to set targets and assess progress. This project will investigate an important new component of global protected areas…