Mainstreaming marine biodiversity into the SDGs: the role of other effective area-based conservation measures

Daniela Diz, David Johnson, Michael Riddell, Sian Rees, Jessica Battle, Kristina Gjerde, Sebastian Hennige, J. Murray Roberts

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This article explores the concept of “other effective area-based conservation measures” (OECMs) in the context of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 on marine protected areas and OECMs and its linkages to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It argues that mainstreaming biodiversity through CBD Aichi Biodiversity Targets’ implementation into the SDGs can contribute to a more systemic and comprehensive implementation of SDG 14.5 on conservation of at least 10% of marine and coastal areas. It argues that OECMs can complement MPAs and contribute to ecologically representative and effectively managed marine protected areas systems integrated into broader governance systems such as marine spatial planning. Selected global and local sectoral conservation measures are therefore highlighted in this analysis as potential forms of OECMs. At the local level, a case study of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas managed as locally managed marine areas (LMMAs) in Mozambique is discussed. This case study explores how multiple-use LMMAs, which respond to short-term fisher's needs and targeted biodiversity conservation, could contribute to the achievement of specific SDGs on food security, poverty elimination and resilient ecosystems if properly supported by long-term investments, strong institutions and integrated oceans management.
LanguageEnglish
Pages251-261
Number of pages11
JournalMarine Policy
Volume93
Early online date5 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2018

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Keywords

  • marine protected areas
  • marine biodiversity
  • ecosystem services
  • food security
  • ecosystem approach
  • area-based conservation measures

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Diz, Daniela ; Johnson, David ; Riddell, Michael ; Rees, Sian ; Battle, Jessica ; Gjerde, Kristina ; Hennige, Sebastian ; Roberts, J. Murray. / Mainstreaming marine biodiversity into the SDGs : the role of other effective area-based conservation measures. In: Marine Policy. 2018 ; Vol. 93. pp. 251-261.
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Diz, D, Johnson, D, Riddell, M, Rees, S, Battle, J, Gjerde, K, Hennige, S & Roberts, JM 2018, 'Mainstreaming marine biodiversity into the SDGs: the role of other effective area-based conservation measures' Marine Policy, vol. 93, pp. 251-261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.08.019

Mainstreaming marine biodiversity into the SDGs : the role of other effective area-based conservation measures. / Diz, Daniela; Johnson, David ; Riddell, Michael; Rees, Sian; Battle, Jessica; Gjerde, Kristina; Hennige, Sebastian; Roberts, J. Murray.

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