Published February 22, 2021 | Version v1
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The effect of marine protected areas on marine resource governance and community empowerment in the Philippines: A systematic review protocol

  • 1. College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Western Philippines University, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
  • 2. European Centre for Environment and Human Health, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter, Knowledge Spa, Truro TR1 3HD, UK


Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have become an important tool in resource and biodiversity conservation, fisheries management and social goals.  In spite of the efforts and resources spent for MPAs globally, some can still be far behind success. There is a growing body of evidence on their social impacts, many of which have not yet been fully systematically reviewed.  Moreover, evidence on governance and empowerment has not been systematically reviewed to investigate opportunities and shortcomings for their establishment, operation and implementation. The proposed systematic review will attempt to understand the impact of the MPAs on marine resource governance and community empowerment in the Philippines.


The effect of MPAs on governance and empowerment_A systematic review protocol.pdf

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GCRF Building capacity for sustainable interactions with marine ecosystems for health, wellbeing, food and livelihoods of coastal communities NE/P021107/1
UK Research and Innovation