Assessment and monitoring of protected areas is crucial to ensure biodiversity protection and the long-term sustainability of protected areas. Management effectiveness assessments and analysis of certain indicators are standardised ways of evaluating protected areas.
Protected areas will only be able to significantly contribute to biodiversity conservation if they are managed effectively. Standardised repeat assessments of management effectiveness have become a powerful tool to support adaptive and effective management of protected areas over time. They help to ensure that protected areas meet their conservation objectives and deliver the desired conservation outcomes.More
Protected area indicators measure policy response to biodiversity loss. An increase in protected area extent and improvements in the management of protected areas indicate enhanced efforts to protect land and sea areas that can provide multiple benefits for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.More
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