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Co-Learning in Marine Protected Areas for Integrated Coastal Zone Management


Siddique, MAL and Zafrin, S and Myers, SA and Smith, T and Babcock, R and Carter, RW, Co-Learning in Marine Protected Areas for Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Global Challenges in Integrated Coastal Zone Management, John Wiley & Sons, E Moksness, E Dahl & J Stottrup (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 192-205. ISBN 978-0-470-65756-0 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1002/9781118496480.ch15


The nature of marine systems and the multiple stakeholders directly (and indirectly) exploiting marine ecosystem services demands a stewardship and co-management approach to conserving marine resources. At the heart of co-management and stewardship is co-learning. It is in management's interest to determine the optimal approach to conserving biodiversity in marine protected areas. To achieve public confidence and trust, it is essential that the best management approaches are applied and that stakeholders are involved in the decision-making process. Little research has focused on shared or co-learning for improving management outcomes. This study aims to understand the mechanisms of sustainability learning systems and processes to improve existing management strategies. The study is based on a desk-top an~lysis of literature and planning instruments. The chapter identifies approaches to identifying pathways and barriers to developing a co-learning approach to management for achieving integrated coastal zone management through creating resilience among stakeholders and management processes.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Coastal Management
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Myers, SA (Dr Stephen Myers)
ID Code:101168
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2015-06-11
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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