The purpose of this project was to identify an appropriate boundary for the Central and North Coast Fisheries and Oceans Canada planning area. Several boundaries have been suggested, and PacMARA was approached by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to evaluate them and make recommendations.
PacMARA partnered with the B.C. Conservation Planning Tools Committee (CPTC) for the workshop with a goal to review the current and planned marine biodiversity spatial analyses and/or conservation planning assessment projects (tools) available in BC and to identify how the tools can be used individually and together as an assessment “system” of the status of marine biodiversity and as a foundation of a conceptual framework to guide conservation planning in BC.
Assisting in the development of strategies to develop and test methods for trade-offs analysis for ecosystem services (Marine InVEST). PacMARA hosted a 2 day workshop to solicit input from a diverse set of stakeholders who were interested in the development of ecosystem service trade-off tools that could be used in BC. Ed Gregr, Dave Nicolson […]
The MARXAN Good Practices Handbook, written by more than two dozen volunteers in a year-long international collaboration, which offers guidance on better conservation planning from some of the most experienced people in the field was translated to Spanish and posted on various sites worldwide.
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