A framework for identification of ecological conservation priorities for marine protected area network design and its application in the northern shelf bioregion: Fs70-6/2017-019E-PDF

"Canada has committed to conserving 10% of its coastal and marine areas, and protecting ecosystems, species, and genetic diversity, through the development of ecologically representative and well-connected Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). MPA network development is guided by the 2011 National Framework for Canada’s Network of MPAs. The identification of conservation priorities (CPs) helps to focus spatial planning towards areas of high conservation value, maximize the benefits of MPAs, and ensure the goals outlined in the Strategy are met. Specifically, ecological CPs support the achievement of Goal 1 of the 2014 Canada – British Columbia Marine Protected Area Network Strategy. This paper describes the development and application of a framework to identify ecological CPs from broad lists of candidate species and areas in the Northern Shelf Bioregion, and may be applicable for the development of MPA networks in other areas in the Pacific Region. This Science Advisory Report is from the November 22–24, 2016 meeting on the Framework for identifying ecological conservation priorities for marine protected area (MPA) network design in the Northern Shelf Bioregion"--Context, p. [1].

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Title A framework for identification of ecological conservation priorities for marine protected area network design and its application in the northern shelf bioregion
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report,
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Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Cadre d’identification des priorités en matière de conservation écologique pour la planification d’un réseau d’aires marines protégées et son application dans la biorégion du plateau nord. Caption title. "June 2017." "This report is available from the: Centre for Science Advice, Pacific Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada"--p. 27.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 27 p. :
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  • Fs70-6/2017-019E-PDF
Subject Terms Marine conservation areas, Nature conservation