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A Policy-enabling framework for the ex-ante evaluation of marine protected areas

Akter, Sonia; Kompas, Thomas; Grafton, Quentin

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A marine protected area (MPA) potentially generates a wide range of consumptive use, non-consumptive use and non-use values that include: critical habitat protection, conservation of marine biodiversity, recovery of threatened and endangered marine species, increased recreational benefits and increased biomass of harvested marine species. To help assess whether such values exceed the potential costs of MPAs, this paper provides a policy-enabling framework that reviews the existing theoretical...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAkter, Sonia
dc.contributor.authorKompas, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorGrafton, Quentin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:33:07Z
dc.identifier.issn0964-5691
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/69154
dc.description.abstractA marine protected area (MPA) potentially generates a wide range of consumptive use, non-consumptive use and non-use values that include: critical habitat protection, conservation of marine biodiversity, recovery of threatened and endangered marine species, increased recreational benefits and increased biomass of harvested marine species. To help assess whether such values exceed the potential costs of MPAs, this paper provides a policy-enabling framework that reviews the existing theoretical and practical instruments and approaches that can be used in the ex-ante evaluation of MPAs. This framework is in three parts. First, a range of alternative monetary and non-monetary techniques to estimate three key economic benefits of MPAs: consumptive, non-consumptive use and non-use values are presented. Second, three decision protocols that can be applied to determine the desirability of establishing MPAs are described. Third, caveats of these approaches and the necessity to accommodate social needs of the communities are provided. The framework shows that biological and ecological considerations together with economic viability and socio-economic factors can and should be taken into account when deciding about when and where to establish MPAs and of what size.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceOcean and Coastal Management
dc.subjectKeywords: Economic benefits; Economic viability; Ex ante evaluation; Marine biodiversity; Marine protected area; Marine species; Practical instruments; Social needs; Socio-economic factor; Biodiversity; Economics; Evapotranspiration; Multi agent systems; Environmen
dc.titleA Policy-enabling framework for the ex-ante evaluation of marine protected areas
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume54
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor050206 - Environmental Monitoring
local.identifier.ariespublicationf2965xPUB1937
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGrafton, R Quentin, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAkter, Sonia, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
local.contributor.affiliationKompas, Thomas, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage478
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage487
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2011.03.006
local.identifier.absseo960701 - Coastal and Marine Management Policy
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:20:07Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79955871905
local.identifier.thomsonID000291503600005
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