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protected area

A term defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity (1993) as a geographically defined area which is designated or regulated and managed to achieve specific conservation objectives.
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Joan Edwards, the Wildlife Trusts' head of living seas, said: "There's an urgent need to create protected areas at sea for our ocean giants and ensure a network of sites to safeguard these species for generations to come.
These are just a few of the excursions offered by Holland America Line that feature marine protected areas.
The findings by scientists from James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, Stanford University, BirdLife International, the International Union for Nature Conservation, and other organizations come at a time when countries are working toward what could become the biggest expansion of protected areas in history.
The UAE first became a contracting party to the convention of wetlands in 2007 with the aim of ensuring the conservation of their protected areas.
It has the biggest hawksbill population in the UAE and the second biggest in the Gulf," said Director of Protected Areas at the Environment and Protected Areas Authority Ahmed Al Ali.
The trial was launched after an infringement procedure which lasted around 6 years over the large number of wind farm projects which had been authorized without adequate assessment of the impact on the unique habitats and species in the Kaliakra protected area.
Other issues included addressing mining in protected areas as well as capacity building of the ministry's staff and provision of equipment and vehicles.
The IUCN returned this year to re-evaluate the protected areas and conduct an update report.
They note that there is no single global body with the authority to establish protected areas in the high seas, or to regulate access to and use of an area for multiple purposes.
In total protected area, the United States tops the list at over 3.
The conference has attracted Marine Protected Area managers and designers, cetacean researchers, conservation groups and stakeholders from more than 30 countries.
This is the first time I've seen all the major protected-area training providers in the hemisphere roll up their sleeves and decide to collaborate on capacity building--on getting things done," said Ryan Finchum, assistant director of the Center for Protected Area Management and Training at Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources.