Managing MIDAS – harmonising the management of Multi-Internationally designated areas: Ramsar Convention sites, World Heritage sites, biosphere reserves and UNESCO Global Geoparks

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There are 263 areas where different of Multi-Internationaly
designated areas (MIDAs) fully or partially overlap thus
carrying double, triple or even quadruple international
designations. This report presents the different instruments,
their purpose, presents an overview and 11 case studies to
harmonize local management for these areas, based on the
complementarity and synergies created by these
designations. The guidance provides a number of
recommendations addressed to three target groups at the
national level: site managers of MIDAs at the local level;
focal points of the four designating instruments and stakeholders at the national level (ministries and affiliated
national authorities and others).

Protected areas, OECMs, and connectivity
MEA Relevance
Ramsar Convention
Information type
Mainstreaming biodiversity;
Synergies between conventions;
Using data;
Protected area management