Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an integral component of local, national, and international strategies for biodiversity conservation, but their contribution to sustainable development remains contested. To provide conservation practitioners and policymakers with robust evidence on the social and ecological impacts of MPAs, World Wildlife Fund-US launched a collaboration with the State University of Papua (UNIPA), WWF-Indonesia, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy to monitor the social impacts of MPA establishment and document the underlying attributes of MPA governance likely to shape these social impacts, in the Bird’s Head Seascape of Papua, Indonesia. As part of this ongoing initiative, WWF and UNIPA recently released a field manual which describes methods developed in the Bird’s Head Seascape, for monitoring the social impacts of conservation interventions [read more].
Pacific regional events
TagsACP Asia-Pacific Australia Bougainville China Cook Islands European Union Federated States of Micronesia Fiji France French Polynesia Guam Hawai'i Indonesia Japan Kiribati Malaysia Marshall Islands Melanesia Nauru New Zealand Niue Northern Mariana Islands Nouvelle Calédonie Pacific Pacific Islands Pacific Islands Forum Palau Papua New Guinea PIF Polynesia Samoa Solomon Islands Tahiti Taiwan The Netherlands The Philippines Timor-Leste Tokelau Tonga Tuvalu US Vanuatu Wallis and Futuna West Papua
- Samoa rugby 7s turning high-tech to improve performance
- PNG's plans to deactivate all unregistered mobile phones 'must proceed,' communications official
- Disability advocate hails introduction of sign language translation to Fiji cyclone updates
- Pacific Beat: Tuesday
- Kiribati targets eco-tourism to lure Chinese market