Blue Ventures’ position on the 30×30 movement was published in the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Marine News Magazine to coincide with the World Conservation Congress being held in Marseille this week.
We believe that the solution starts with accepting that the best way to protect nature is to protect the human rights of those who live among it and depend upon it. In practice, this means recognising the centrality of Indigenous peoples and local communities to conservation success and developing a robust framework to monitor human rights and equity-focused dimensions. It means recognising that local or collaborative stewardship through other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs), where practical, should be the principal mechanism by which conservation is achieved in near-shore waters. It means secure tenure for all coastal communities.
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Read our 30 x 30 position