A holistic strategy for Protected Area management

A holistic strategy for Protected Area management

By: Alejandro Castillo López

Organisation: Pronatura Noroeste

Location: Gulf of California, Mexico

Published: 14 October 2015

Photo: Pronatura Noroeste 1 © Abraham González

Summary: Protected Areas (PAs) are a powerful tool for biodiversity conservation. In Mexico, more than 175 federal PAs protect over 25.6 million hectares of habitats and landscapes. Due to the remote location of many PAs, however, administrative frameworks for their governance and enforcment of regulations is often lacking. Therefore, a conceptual model to support PA enforcement was developed. This model is designed to increase the compliance of regulations and to facilitate the recovery and conservation of fish stocks and biodiversity.

To share the wealth of global knowledge on the  aspects of Integrated Ocean Management (IOM) with the 22 countries of the Abidjan Convention’s region, the Mami Wata project takes advantage of existing IOM solutions that have been successfully implemented already. The Blue Solutions presented here are part of and featured on the Marine and Coastal Solutions Portal on the PANORAMA platform. These solutions are being contributed by a broad range of providers from across the planet.