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GOVERNING FUTURE CHALLENGES IN MEDITERRANEAN PROTECTED AREAS

Shifting to evidence based heritage governance and management
Loredana Alfare & Engelbert Ruoss
October 2020

The book presents current Governance and Management Systems of Protected Areas, assessing their appropriateness to face future challenges, providing reciprocal benefits to local communities and environment. Eight articles reflect the main threats accelerating negative impacts on marine ecosystems such as climate change, invasive alien species, marine litter, tourism. How can marine and terrestrial Protected Areas like Biosphere Reserves, Natural and Cultural World Heritage sites, Natura 2000 areas, National and Regional Parks, and marine observatories increase their response mechanisms? Considerations for new paradigms related to the protection of the marine environment are presented and experts discuss recommendations for the transformation of the Governance and Management Systems.