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Scientific Design of a Resilient Network of Marine Protected Areas Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Alison Green, Paul Lokani, Stuart Sheppard, Jeanine Almany, Stephen Keu, Joseph Aitsi, Joseph Warku Karvon, and Richard Hamilton & Geoff Lipsett-Moore
Created: 12/31/2006 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Abstract

The Nature Conservancy’s vision for Kimbe Bay is to “Harness traditional and community values to protect and use land and sea resources in ways that maintain the exceptional natural and cultural heritage of the bay”. This will be achieved by working with local communities, governments and other stakeholders to establish a resilient network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and develop strategies for improved management of marine resources and land use practices. This report focuses on a critical step in this process– designing a resilient network of MPAs for Kimbe Bay.

Published On

Monday, January 1, 2007

Keywords

Scale: 
Community / Local
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Fisheries
Policy
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Wildlife
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Ocean acidification
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Enhance migration corridors and other connectivity measures
Create new refugia / Increase size and amount of protected areas
Taxonomic Focus: 
Birds
Reptiles
Corals
Plants
Fishes
Climate Type: 
Tropical