Marine reserves

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Marine parks and reserves
Marine protected areas
NARROWER TERMS
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Victorian government response to the VEAC's assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves final report

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s (VEAC) Assessment of Victoria’s Coastal Reserves final report was tabled in Parliament on 18 June 2020. This is the Victorian government’s response, as required by section 26G of the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council Act 2001.
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Assessment of Victoria’s Coastal Reserves: final report

This environmental assessment report was tabled in the Victorian Parliament in June 2020. The report assesses Victoria’s coastal reserves, including their legal status, significant values, and values that are at risk from the impacts of climate change.
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The last decade: the World Heritage Committee and the Great Barrier Reef

This report provides expert advice to the World Heritage Committee on the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef including recommendations to mitigate climate change and fishing impacts and to meet time-bound water quality targets.
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Protecting the Hauraki Gulf Islands

The report is one of a series of case studies the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is undertaking as part of a broader investigation into landscape protection in New Zealand. The authors argue for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better...
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30X30 In hot water: the climate crisis and the urgent need for ocean protection

This report sets out how, by protecting at least 30% of the ocean in a network of ocean sanctuaries, it's possible to build resilience in ocean ecosystems so they can better withstand rapid changes, and help mitigate climate change by promoting carbon sequestration and storage.
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Review of World Heritage assessments in Great Barrier Reef outlook report 2019

This review was tasked with considering the adequacy of the assessment of World Heritage values in the 2019 Great Barrier Reef outlook report, and to outline any recommendations for improvement.
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Using different processes to protect marine environments

This report looks at how two groups used two different processes that generated advice to Ministers for establishing marine protection, including marine reserves. Each group used a process that was different in terms of its origin, purpose, scope, and expected outcomes.
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Enabling effective and equitable marine protected areas – guidance on combining governance approaches: case study compendium

This technical appendix provides a compendium of the 34 case study summaries that form the evidence base for the main volume: UN Environment (2019) Enabling Effective and Equitable Marine Protected Areas – guidance on combining governance approaches. These summaries are based on the ‘Marine Protected...
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Enabling effective and equitable marine protected areas: guidance on combining governance approaches

This guide shows how integrated governance can combine the roles of national governments, local communities, and market schemes to enhance the effectiveness of marine protected areas.
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30X30: a blueprint for ocean protection

This report considers how to mitigate damage caused by the growing exploitation of the planet's high seas, where marine life drives the ocean's 'biological pump'. It tests the feasibility of protecting 30% of the world's oceans through the creation of ocean sanctuaries.