An OECM is a “a geographically defined area other than a Protected Area, which is governed and managed in ways that achieve positive and sustained long term outcomes for the in-situ conservation of biodiversity with associated ecosystem functions and services and where applicable, cultural, spiritual, socio-economic, and other locally relevant values”
Protected Areas have nature conservation as its primary management objective, whereas OECMs achieve in-situ conservation irrespective of its objectives.
© Achier Chung, Reef Guardian
Governance and management are closely linked. What are the similarities and differences in the governance and management of Protected Areas and OECMs?
The equitable governance and effective management of OECMs deliver outcomes for the sustained long-term in-situ conservation of biodiversity.
© Chien Lee