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An opportunity for policy change? Creating new space for conservation through marine 'other effective area-based conservation measures' in Canada

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dc.contributor.advisor Gray, Noella
dc.contributor.author Sparling, Abigail
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-27T15:36:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-27T15:36:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2020-05
dc.date.created 2020-05-22
dc.date.issued 2020-05-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/17982
dc.description.abstract Other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) create an opportunity to rethink what constitutes conservation by recognizing areas that may not have a conservation objective but that deliver conservation outcomes. In 2010, OECM was introduced as a term during negotiations for the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Target 11, which aims to protect 17% of the terrestrial and 10% of the marine environment by 2020. Canada has achieved the marine portion of this target, largely due to its implementation of marine OECMs. This thesis explores Canada’s interpretation of marine OECMs, drawing on 13 semi-structured expert interviews. First, the transformation of the OECM concept across different scales of governance is revealed through Kingdon’s policy-window framework, which demonstrates Canada’s narrow interpretation of marine OECMs as marine refuges. Second, critical perspectives on political ecology and global environmental governance are used to identify the opportunities (to recognize Indigenous-led conservation and expand conservation partners) and constraints (of the Canadian state’s technocratic knowledge regime) introduced by this new designation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ *
dc.subject marine biodiversity conservation en_US
dc.subject OECMs en_US
dc.subject marine refuges en_US
dc.subject policy-windows en_US
dc.subject political ecology en_US
dc.subject global environmental governance en_US
dc.title An opportunity for policy change? Creating new space for conservation through marine 'other effective area-based conservation measures' in Canada en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Geography en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics en_US
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