International Treaties for Marine Conservation and Management

Marine environments present unique challenges for protection due to their global commons nature. International treaties are important for providing a framework for cooperation among different nations and can concern various topics. This module serves to introduce international treaties for marine conservation and management as part of a four-module series on marine conservation (see other NCEP modules on MPAs, policy and conservation biology). The module reviews the basics of international environmental treaties including general principles and formation. A focus is given to covering a range of global and regional treaties pertaining to marine conservation, such as CITES (biodiversity) and MARPOL (pollution).

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See also:
Marine Conservation Policy
Marine Protected Areas and MPA Networks
Marine Reserves and Local Fisheries-an Interactive Simulation

Theme: Conservation Policy

Language: English

Region: Global

Keywords: management, marine, policy, stakeholders, endangered

Components: 9

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Synthesis: International Treaties for Marine Conservation and Management

Author: R.S. Gnam, T. Agardy, C. Klema, L. Murphy

   

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Recommended Resource: CITES Trade Data Dashboards

Source: CITES

Interested in diving further into the data surrounding the international trade of endangered species? Explore CITES trade data by country or taxonomic group with this interactive and dynamic dashboard that produces visual representations of a subset of the over 15 million records found in the CITES Trade Database.


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Exercise: Treaties and International Agreements: CITES and Patagonian Toothfish (Debate)

Author: R.S. Gnam, C. Klema

   

In this exercise, students will learn about the purpose and implementation of two international multilateral treaties (CCAMLR and CITES), and how their implementation could be coordinated. Through role-playing, students will experience how these issues are debated in an international setting.

Exercise: Treaties and International Agreements Pertaining to Biodiversity: Sea Turtle Conservation (Debate)

Author: R.S. Gnam, S. Whittaker

   

In this role-playing debate, students learn about the purpose and implementation of some of the primary international multilateral treaties in the conservation of endangered species, such as the hawksbill turtle. 

Exercise: Treaties and International Agreements Pertaining to Biodiversity: Discussion Board

Author: N. Bynum

   

Building on class discussions, students research the general framework of three different international treaties and follow the prompts provided for an online discussion forum assignment.


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Presentation: International Treaties for Marine Conservation and Management

Author: T. Agardy, L. Murphy

Teaching Notes: International Treaties for Marine Conservation and Management

Author: T. Agardy, L. Murphy

Solutions: Treaties and International Agreements: CITES and Patagonian Toothfish (Debate)

Author: R.S. Gnam, C. Klema

Solutions: Treaties and International Agreements Pertaining to Biodiversity: Sea Turtle Conservation (Debate)

Author: R.S. Gnam, S. Whittaker


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