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Will 'other effective area-based conservation measures' increase recognition and support for ICCAs?


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Jonas, HD, Lee, E, Jonas, HC, Matallana-Tobon, C, Sander Wright, K, Nelson, F and Enns, E 2017 , 'Will 'other effective area-based conservation measures' increase recognition and support for ICCAs?' , Parks, vol. 23, no. 2 , pp. 63-78 , doi: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2017.PARKS-23-2HDJ.en.

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This paper reflects on IUCN’s ongoing progress to develop technical guidance on ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’ (OECMs) and begins to explore under what conditions OECMs – as a new form of recognition – might make a positive contribution to territories and areas conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities (abbreviated to ‘ICCAs’). It argues that while the protected areas framework is a potentially useful means by which to recognise the biodiversity contributions of some ICCAs, it is not universally appropriate. In this context, and subject to important caveats, OECM-related frameworks offer an important opportunity to increase recognition and support for ICCAs. The paper concludes with two practical recommendations: first for the development of supplementary guidance on OECMs and ICCAs; and second, for further discussion by a wide range of interested parties on whether ‘OECMs’ should be referred to as ‘conserved areas’.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jonas, HD and Lee, E and Jonas, HC and Matallana-Tobon, C and Sander Wright, K and Nelson, F and Enns, E
Keywords: Aichi Biodiversity Targets, protected areas, other effective area-based conservation measures, Indigenous peoples and local communities, ICCAs, conserved areas
Journal or Publication Title: Parks
Publisher: I U C N World Commission on Protected Areas
ISSN: 0960-233X
DOI / ID Number: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2017.PARKS-23-2HDJ.en
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