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Marine Protected Areas as Biological Successes and Social Failures in Southeast Asia
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are of growing interest globally. They are principally studied from a biological perspective, with some cases documenting improved environmental conditions and increasedExpand
Mind the gap: Addressing the shortcomings of marine protected areas through large scale marine spatial planning
A blind faith in the ability of MPAs to counteract loss of biodiversity is fraught with risk, especially when MPAs are poorly planned and when the consequences of establishing MPAs are not adequatelyExpand
Conservation social science: understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation
It has long been claimed that a better understanding of human or social dimensions of environmental issues will improve conservation. The social sciences are one important means through whichExpand
Back to Basics: An Empirical Study Demonstrating the Importance of Local-Level Dynamics for the Success of Tropical Marine Ecosystem-Based Management
This analysis of marine ecosystem-based management (EBM) and marine protected area (MPA) networks in the Philippines demonstrates that local-level governance and institutional dynamics are central toExpand
Is Integrated Coastal Management Sustainable
This essay sets the parameters for the research papers within this theme issue by introducing the Integrated Coastal Management Sustainability Research Project, providing socio-economic andExpand
Marine reserves as linked social–ecological systems
A heuristic model based on correlations between social, cultural, political, economic, and other contextual conditions in 127 marine reserves showed that high levels of compliance with reserve rules were related to complex social interactions rather than simply to enforcement of reserve rules. Expand
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
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
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
Trends in development of coastal area management in tropical countries: From central to community orientation
The development phases of coastal management in tropical countries are described. Precolonial, centralized, community based, and collaborative coastal management are identified as forms of managementExpand