This paper reflects on IUCN’s ongoing progress to develop technical guidance on “other effective area-based conservation measures” (OECMs) and begins to explore under what conditions OECMs – as a new form of recognition – might make a positive contribution to ICCAs. While the protected areas framework is a potentially useful means by which to recognise the biodiversity contributions of some ICCAs, it is not universally appropriate. Subject to important caveats, OECM-related frameworks offer an important opportunity to increase recognition and support for ICCAs.
Click here to download: Will ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’ increase recognition and support for ICCAs? by Harry D. Jonas, Emma Lee, Holly C. Jonas, Clara Matallana-Tobon, Kim Sander Wright, Fred Nelson and Eli Enns. In PARKS, volume 23.2, NOVEMBER 2017, IUCN