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Experience with Marine Protected Area Planning and Management in the Philippines
Marine protected areas were established in the Philippines as early as 1974. These early models on Sumilon and Apo Islands and others set forth a framework for coral reef management that has beenExpand
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Marine reserve benefits local fisheries
The utility of no-take marine reserves as fisheries-management tools is controversial. It is hypothesized that marine reserves will help to sustain fisheries external to them by becoming netExpand
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Effectiveness of marine protected areas in the Philippines for biodiversity conservation.
Quantifying the extent to which existing reserves meet conservation objectives and identifying gaps in coverage are vital to developing systematic protected-area networks. Despite widespreadExpand
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Toward developing a complete understanding: A social science research agenda for marine protected areas
Although many types of MPAs exist—including reserves, sanctuaries, and parks—each involves a group of people collectively engaged in decision-making and most MPAs have both biological and socialExpand
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Healing small-scale fisheries by facilitating complex socio-ecological systems
The current global fisheries crises have immense implications for the health and viability of animal populations, as well as the ecosystems and habitats that support this biodiversity. These crisesExpand
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Capacity shortfalls hinder the performance of marine protected areas globally
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being used globally to conserve marine resources. However, whether many MPAs are being effectively and equitably managed, and how MPA managementExpand
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Scaling Up to Networks of Marine Protected Areas in the Philippines: Biophysical, Legal, Institutional, and Social Considerations
The growing number of marine protected areas (MPAs) globally represents an increasing interest in marine conservation and fisheries management and the potential of planned and managed MPA networks asExpand
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Key findings from a multidisciplinary examination of integrated coastal management process sustainability
This article synthesizes findings presented in this theme issue from a multidisciplinary research project on factors influencing integrated coastal management (ICM) process sustainability. TheExpand
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Collaborative and community-based management of coral reefs : lessons from experience
Demonstrates how effective coral reef management is achieved only with the participation, cooperation, sensitivity, and commitment of the community.
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Larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef fishes, and implications for marine reserve network design
Well‐designed and effectively managed networks of marine reserves can be effective tools for both fisheries management and biodiversity conservation. Connectivity, the demographic linking of localExpand
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