Biota and Environment of Natural Areas

Malyutin A.N.

Evaluation of effectiveness of marine and coastal protected areas management

Year: 2011, Number: 1, Pages: 9-29

The problem of evaluation of marine and coastal protected areas management effectiveness is discussed. Three main groups of indicators were selected: biophysical, socioeconomic and governance. Biophysical indicators allow to evaluate different biological and physical parameters. Socioeconomic indicators reflect relationship between a reserve and local community, stakeholders and visitors. Governance indicators characterize management of the reserve. The next stage is collecting necessary data in order to get a starting point for the further evaluation. Then analysis of the data collected follows. And finally distribution and sharing the information with the parties interested are necessary.

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