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


Jonas, HD and Lee, E and Jonas, HC and Matallana-Tobon, C and Sander Wright, K and Nelson, F and Enns, E, Will 'other effective area-based conservation measures' increase recognition and support for ICCAs?, Parks, 23, (2) pp. 63-78. ISSN 0960-233X (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.2305/IUCN.CH.2017.PARKS-23-2HDJ.en


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aichi Biodiversity Targets, protected areas, other effective area-based conservation measures, Indigenous peoples and local communities, ICCAs, conserved areas
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Heritage, archive and museum studies
Research Field:Heritage and cultural conservation
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
Objective Field:Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
UTAS Author:Lee, E (Dr Emma Lee)
ID Code:122806
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-11-29
Last Modified:2018-05-25

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