Monday, 20 October 2008

New guidelines released for applying the IUCN protected area management categories

These new guidelines were launched at a major event at the IUCN Congress in Barcelona last week and represent the culmination of much work and extensive consultation with IUCN and WCPA Members over the last 4 years.Congratulations are particularly due to Nigel Dudley and the WCPA Task Force on PA Management Categories which led efforts on this important publication. The guidelines provide new advice for their application to marine protected areas.

The web link to the "Guidelines for Applying the PA Management Categories" is:
http://www.protectplanetocean.org/resources/docs/management_categories_2008-028.pdf