Proceedings of the Second International Symposium and Workshop on Marine and Coastal Protected Areas: Integrating Science and Management




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The invited Symposium papers are presented in the first half of this document, and begin in Chapter I with an overview of the Canberra Workshop. As noted during the workshop, a growing number of MACPA managers and scientists have been attempting to define a new paradigm for better management of these areas around the world. The second chapter is an overview of the evolution of the relationship between science and management in MACPAs, with suggestions for a new paradigm for these interactions. The next three chapters are case studies of how different MACPA programs in different parts of the world attempt to link, science, policy and management. Chapters VI - VIII discuss alternative approaches and priorities (ranging from sustainable use, to species and habitat diversity, to land-seascape mosaics) employed as foundations for developing MACPA networks. The Symposium section closes with a discussion on the role of MACPAs in the construction of a comprehensive system of national, regional and global marine governance. The second half of this proceedings documents presents an in-depth overview of the Workshop portion of these meetings. In particular, this Workshop focused on comparing and contrasting two general approaches that are currently being employed by various MACPA programs around the world to select new sites. The two approaches are often referred to as the "Dimensionless analyses" and "Delphic" methods, and are described more fully in Part-II and the Appendices scetions of this document. The participants of this workshop were contributing to a (somewhat) controlled experiment to shed light on the questions: "Within a given MACPA site selection approach is there consistency of the prioritization of sites between different groups of experts?", and "Is there any significant difference between the approaches in the prioritization of sites?" The various appendices at the end of the proceedings document provide suggested topics for future workshops, comprehensive background information that was employed during the workshop sessions, and a consensus from the expert group on the importance of MACPAs that was presented by the Australian delegates to the SBSTTA (Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to the Convention on Biological Diversity) meeting that followed later in the year after our Tampa Symposium and Workshop.


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