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Marine conservation planning in the Gulf of California, Mexico

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Title
Marine conservation planning in the Gulf of California, Mexico
Type
Collection
Date Record Created
2016-01-13
Date Record Modified
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Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
1998 to 2007
Time Period
Current
Geospatial Location
  • Our review includes seven marine planning exercises undertaken across all or sections of the Gulf of California, Mexico, a marine conservation hotspot globally recognized for its marine biodiversity.
  • MEX
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    Overfishing, pollution, coastal development and climate change threaten marine biodiversity globally and compromise the services that marine ecosystems provide. Systematic conservation planning (SCP) provides a framework to identify areas where actions can be effective in addressing these threats, while minimizing the costs of interventions. This study investigated the application of SCP in the Gulf of California, Mexico, a marine hotspot where at least seven prioritization exercises have been undertaken. We reviewed the seven marine conservation planning exercises and undertook spatial analyses for six of them. The existence of multiple marine conservation plans in the Gulf of California highlights some of the complexities and benefits of having multiple sets of priorities. This dataset summarizes selected elements of the seven marine planning exercises, including information about the overall prioritization approach and methods followed by planners.

  2. Type: full

    This dataset summarizes selected elements of the seven marine planning exercises, including information about: prioritization approach and methods, planning domain, planning units, stakeholder involvement, conservation context, planning goals, conservation objectives, conservation features considered (patterns and processes), treatment of land-sea processes, threats, ecosystem services and climate change, costs, use of decision support tools, process followed to develop conservation alternatives, scheduling of actions/areas, and activities related to mainstreaming, implementation and monitoring. It also contains spatial information depicting the planning domains, maps of marine conservation priorities of the six planning exercises for which spatial information was available, and the spatial overlap of priorities. The dataset comprises two sub-datasets with spatial and non-spatial information regarding the reviewed case studies of marine planning in the Gulf of California, Mexico, which were also used for the spatial analysis described in the associated publication: Case studies: includes summary table with information about seven marine planning exercises, including information about the overall prioritization approach and methods followed by planners (Excel Spreadsheet), as well as supporting documentation underlying the review (PDF format). Portfolios: includes maps (ESRI Shapefiles and Raster Grids at 250m and 1km resolutions) of the planning domain boundaries (including the full planning area, and the land and marine components) and the resulting maps of conservation priorities, including full portfolios, as well as the land and sea components. It also contains a map depicting the sum/overlap of the seven priority maps.

  3. Type: note

    This dataset is associated with the following publication: Álvarez-Romero, J. G., R. L. Pressey, N. C. Ban, J. Torre-Cosío, O. Aburto-Oropeza. 2013. Marine conservation planning in practice: lessons learned from the Gulf of California. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (23) 4: 483-505

Related Publications
  1. Marine conservation planning in practice: lessons learned from the Gulf of California
    Academic paper
Related Websites
  1. Full article with supporting information
    Enhanced article (HTML)
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People
Creators
  1. Enriched by: Mr Jorge Alvarez Romero , jorge.alvarezromero@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Primary Contact
Mr Jorge Alvarez Romero, jorge.alvarezromero@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Robert Pressey , bob.pressey@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
  1. Jorge Torre-Cosío, Comunidad y Biodiversidad, A.C., Guaymas, Sonora, México
  2. Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960902 - Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902)
  2. 960903 - Coastal and Estuarine Water Management (960903)
  3. 960805 - Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
Keywords
  1. biodiversity conservation
  2. Gulf of California
  3. integrated cross-realm planning
  4. integrated land-sea conservation planning
  5. land-based pollution
  6. marine conservation
  7. marine spatial planning
  8. marine protected area
  9. Marxan
  10. Mexico
  11. MPA
  12. multi-objective planning
  13. protected area
  14. systematic conservation planning
  15. water quality
  16. coastal conservation
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY-NC-SA: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Please contact the data manager or nominated primary contact to negotiate access to this data. If you have difficulty, please contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
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conditional
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Stored At
Room 124, Building DB-019, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia; GD6QF2S\datasets\001_JORGE
Citation
Cite:
Alvarez Romero, J. (2016). Marine conservation planning in the Gulf of California, Mexico. James Cook University. [Data files] http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/56A1C156CF699
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/56A1C156CF699