Other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs)
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.
Convention on Biological Diversity 2018 1
References & Websites
- 1. Convention on Biological Diversity. (2018). Protected Areas and Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures. Draft decision submitted by the Chair of Working Group II. Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Fourteenth meeting. Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.