The Role and Feasibility of Marine Conservation Agreements in the Western Indian Ocean




Terrestrial private protected areas safeguard millions of hectares of biologically significant habitat worldwide, but uptake on submerged lands has been limited, due primarily to the erroneous assumption that the oceans are part of the commons and cannot be owned nor leased. In fact, commercial enterprises have been acquiring rights to marine and coastal areas for centuries for fisheries, energy and other uses. Increasingly, by using Marine Conservation Agreements, organisations like The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have begun to acquire similar rights for purposes that safeguard marine resources and benefit local communities. The Conservancy is developing a wide-ranging analysis of the role and feasibility of MCAs in key regions worldwide.


The University of York UK and The Nature Conservancy (TNC)






- N/A


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Áreas Protegidas


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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