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Resume Of Advances On The Resilience Project On Pollution At Eastern Las Vegas

The resilience project on Pollution at Eastern Las Vegas started in November 2017 with the course “Introduction to Resilience for Development - Part 1: Understanding Resilience Thinking” has had several advances by now: it was a participation in the meeting between a panel of experts from the Des

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Incentivizing Fishermen And Designing Protected Areas For Fishery Benefits To Achieve Global Marine Biodiversity Protection Goals

Fishermen are more likely to support marine protected areas (MPAs) that are designed to promote fishery benefits, integrated with other fishery management measures, and monitored to demonstrate fishery results. By linking investments in MPAs and fisheries, fishermen are incentivized to support and push for marine protection. Three examples from California demonstrate the benefits of empowering fishermen in design and adaptive management of MPAs.


Understanding The Economic Contributions Of Protected Area Visitation: A Case For Incorporating Visitor Spending Effects Into Sustainable Development Decisions

Protected areas provide multiple socio-economic benefits. However, these benefits are often not assessed and remain unappreciated by decision-makers and the wider public alike. Therefore using public funding to establish and maintain protected areas is often of low priority. Information about the socio-economic benefits of protected areas, such as streams of revenue to local economies from recreation and tourism, can provide valuable support to maintaining and managing protected areas. The United States National Park Service (U.S.

Using A Coral Reef Mitigation Bank And Innovative Coral Nursery For Off-Site Impacts To Restore Marine Protected Areas

The State of Hawai‘i has developed the first Mitigation Bank specifically for Aquatic Resources, focused on restoring coral reefs in MPAs. The result is an innovative program that maximizes restoration of impacted and degraded Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) while optimizing the need for mitigating damage caused by planned and unplanned impact events outside the MPAs.

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