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Meeting Aichi Target 11: Equity considerations in Marine Protected Areas design


The formulation of the Aichi Target (AT) 11 has acknowledged the benefits of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as a vital approach to achieve marine conservation targets. In the AT 11, reference to the term "equitably managed" has demonstrated the importance of equity in the planning and management of MPAs. In the context of MPAs "equity" refers to the fact that benefits or costs have to equally impact stakeholders.

This study analyses, using two case studies, how equity should be included in MPAs from the design phase to reach international targets, particularly in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and coastal communities in developing countries. The authors state that integrating equity into MPA design can be difficult and propose a list of recommendations, together with a set of tools, to facilitate the process. These recommendations include the use of marine spatial planning, to help merge all usages in MPA's design, and the implementation of partnership and co-management initiatives.

It is concluded that it is crucial to strengthen political movements and coalitions, and also challenge prevailing beliefs and misconceptions around equity. The authors highlight that doing so will encourage a representative public debate on practical issues of distributive justice, particularly for MPA design and management.



Hill LS, Johnson JA, Adamowski J (2016) Meeting Aichi Target 11: Equity considerations in Marine Protected Areas design. Ocean & Coastal Management 134:112-119