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Initiating effective transboundary conservation: a practitioner's guideline based on the experience from the Dinaric Arc

This publication reflects on and reinforces the lessons and experience of undertaking transboundary conservation programmes and sets out some existing and new guidance for those involved. It proposes a diagnostic approach to determining what the underlying purpose is for the transboundary initiative. This guide includes a self-assessment tool developed from a suite of underlying case studies from pilot sites in the Dinaric Arc.

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Initiating effective transboundary conservation: a practitioner's guideline based on the experience from the Dinaric Arc
 

An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean: volume 1: overview of seamount ecosystems and biodiversity

Seamounts are topographic rises of the seabed with a limited extent across the summit. There is evidence that seamounts form hotspots of biological activity in the oceans. Why seamounts host abundant populations of fish and other pelagic and aquatic predators is still uncertain. This publication examines seamounts in general and specifically those in the Southern Indian Ocean, focusing on the biodiversity of these ecosystems and management of deep-sea fisheries on seamounts and surrounding high seas.

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An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean: volume 1
 

An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean: volume 2: anthropogenic threats to seamount ecosystems and biodiversity

The individual and cumulative threats to and effects of the full range of human activities on marine ecosystems and biodiversity in general, and seamounts in particular, in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) are still largely unknown. These threats and their effects must be taken into account in order to be able to develop a robust, holistic ecosystem-based management scheme. This paper compiles and examines existing and potential future threats to seamount ecosystems and biodiversity located in ABNJ of the Indian Ocean. It is also intended to serve as a template for anthropogenic threat analyses of other seamount ecosystems elsewhere.

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An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the southern Indian Ocean: volume 2
 

An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the Southern Indian Ocean: volume 3: legal and institutional gap analysis

This publication presents a legal and institutional gap analysis of the project area, covering five seamount regions, two of which are inside proposed Benthic Protected Areas (BPAs), Atlantis Bank and Coral Seamount, and three outside BPAs. It proposes improvements to the legal and institutional framework. This type of analysis identifies global and regional legal instruments and institutional arrangements which apply to the project area and assesses any legal and governance gaps related to the conservation of biodiversity in the project area.

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An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the Southern Indian Ocean: volume 3
 

Propuesta de una red representativa de áreas marinas protegidas en el mar de Alborán = Vers un réseau représentatif d'aires marines protégées dans la mer d'Alboran

> El presente document recoge la información recopilada por los distintos expertos que participaron en este trabajo a través de varios talleres y la información existente y accessible sobre la biodiversidad marina y costera para finalmente hacer una propuesta y descripción de una red de areas de interés para la conservación en el mar de Alborán. 
 

> Le présent document reprend les informations réunis par les different experts qui ont participé à ces travaux ainsi que les informations existantes et disponibles concernant la biodiversité marine et côtière, afin de formuler une proposition décrivant un réseau de zones d’intérêt pour la conservation dans la mer d'Alboran. 

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Propuesta de una red representativa de áreas marinas protegidas en el mar de Alborán
 

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