A New Tool for Identifying Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs)


OCTO is pleased to host a webinar.

Title: A New Tool for Identifying Other Area Based Conservation Measures (OECMs)

Presented by: Johnny Briggs and Felipe Paredes of the IUCN OECM Specialist Group

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 28, Noon US EST/9am US PST/5pm UTC

Description: Many sites – termed other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs) - make a vital contribution to the conservation of biodiversity, even though they are not protected areas. In 2022, OECMs were included among the ways that parties could fulfill their commitment to conserve 30% of the Earth under the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. To assist government officials, land managers, and conservationists, IUCN WCPA recently published a step-by-step site level tool for identifying OECMs. This tool allows an assessor to determine if a site meets the Convention on Biological Diversity definition and criteria of an OECM. For sites which do not currently meet all the criteria, the tool serves to highlight areas where further information or improvements in governance and management are required.

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