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Marine World Heritage and the Quest for Sustainability

Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens, Themistokleous 6, 10678 Athens, Greece
Academic Editor: Kamrul Hossain
Received: 4 December 2015 / Revised: 13 February 2016 / Accepted: 15 February 2016 / Published: 23 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Law and Sustainability)
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This paper discusses the contribution of marine sites of outstanding universal value, enlisted as natural and mixed sites in the World Heritage List, to the sustainability of marine resources and protection schemes. Departing from the strict application of the Convention’s criteria, the management requirements and good practices will be discussed, with emphasis on the dissemination of the latter in other (non)protected areas as well as its contribution, in terms of the integrity principle to be met, to the expansion of this approach in areas beyond national jurisdiction through the development of synergies with existing and emerging marine environment protection regimes. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine environment; world heritage marine sites; natural and cultural heritage; sustainability; marine management marine environment; world heritage marine sites; natural and cultural heritage; sustainability; marine management
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