Bringing the Ocean to Society
5 Sep 2018
Earth law framework for Marine Protected Areas launched
Learn more and get involved in this worlwide initiative.

After eight months of research, writing, and gathering global expert input, the Earth Law Center launched the Earth Law Framework for Marine Protected Areas (MPA), a guideline for how we can evolve the solution and use of marine protected areas to include the rights of the ocean.  

About this achievement, Barbara Çausche from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) said “I applaud the launch of the Earth Law Framework for MPAs and am hopeful that we will all come together to work toward its implementation as a framework and living document on oceans’ rights.”  

The next step is to create an IUCN working group to continue the work on concepts and legal elements important to consider in MPA nature rights initiatives, promoting the framework, identifying and analyzing cases, and researching possibilities for a pilot project.

If you would like to be a part of or keep posted on the status of this next step, please contact Michelle Bender, Ocean Rights Manager at mbender@earthlaw.org.